Medicine Disposal

Dispose of Unused Medicine — Find a Take-Back Location

Because medicines are commonly found in family medicine cabinets, on top of dressers, in kitchen cabinets, and in other accessible locations, it is important to take stock of the drugs in your home. If you have unwanted or expired prescriptions, you must dispose of them in order to keep your child safe.


Find a take-back location near you

Wondering where to dispose of prescription drugs? Check out the American Medicine Chest Challenge, which has established a national directory of permanent prescription collection sites in 50 states across the country. Find the center nearest you and dispose of your medicines today >

You can also learn more about safely disposing of your medicine and find out about upcoming Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-facilitated take-back events on the DEA website.