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 guard against you becoming a victim of theft or someone you love developing a substance use disorder. Many addictions to street drugs like heroin start with prescription medications.

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. Here are some steps you can take to prevent overuse and/or overdose from prescription medications in your home:

Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Andrew Brown’s Drug Store
1502 Pittston Ave.
Scranton, PA 18505

Carbondale Police Dept.
1 North Main St.
Carbondale, PA 18407
(570) 282-4044
M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

CareSite Pharmacy Mt. Pleasant
531 Mt. Pleasant Dr.
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 963-2305
M-Th 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-Noon

Clarks Summit Police Dept.
304 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 587-3026
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.

CVS Pharmacy #1188
101 S. Main St.
Old Forge, PA 18518
(570) 457-2182
Follows pharmacy hours of operation

CVS Pharmacy #1597
101 North State Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 587-1205
Follows pharmacy hours of operation

CVS Pharmacy #1611
1101 Moosic St.
Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 347-6991
Follows pharmacy hours of operation

CVS Pharmacy #1615
1600 Main St.
Dickson City, PA 18519
(570) 383-3211
Follows pharmacy hours of operation

DePietro’s Pharmacy
617 3rd St.
Dunmore, PA 18512
(570) 209-7440

Geisinger Community Medical Center
Colfax Avenue Entrance
1800 Mulberry St.
Scranton, PA 18510
M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Dept.
200 North Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 963-6719
M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Moscow Borough Police Dept.
123 Van Brunt St.
Moscow, PA 18444
(570) 842-2061
M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Abington Police Dept.
104 Shady Lane Road
Chinchilla, PA 18410
(570) 586-2111
M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

State Police Troop R
85 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512