If you or anyone in your family has unused, expired or dangerous prescription medications (especially opioids, powerful painkillers or other potentially addictive drugs like benzodiazepines) in your medicine cabinet, it is essential that you dispose of them properly to prevent theft or substance use disorder.
To find a prescription drug disposal site near you, CLICK HERE or consult the list below.
Flushing medications down the toilet is NOT a good way to dispose of them. By doing so, you are damaging the environment and polluting public water supplies. Recent studies have found alarming levels of prescription medications in our drinking water. In addition, many drugs sold on the street originate from someone’s legitimate prescription supply, fueling the opioid epidemic and illegal drug trade.
Here are some steps you can take to prevent overuse and/or overdose from prescription medications:
- Find a prescription drug disposal site near you. Most local police stations and many
pharmacies safely and anonymously accept unused or expired prescription medications.
- Learn more about the best way to dispose of prescription medications or find a local
“take back event.”
- Complete Index of Prescription Medications from the U.S. Food and Drug
Prescription Drug Disposal Sites
Andrew Brown’s Drug Store
1502 Pittston Ave.
Scranton, PA 18505
Clarks Summit Police Dept.
304 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
M-F 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
Medication box is located on the basement floor outside the Police Department. Use the elevator to access the basement.
Geisinger Community Medical Center
Colfax Avenue Entrance
1800 Mulberry St.
Scranton, PA 18510
M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
State Police Troop R
85 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512