Vermont's Prescription Drug Disposal System

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Vermont's Most Dangerous Leftovers

Learn more about the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs.

Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. By ensuring the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs, you can help make sure drugs don't get into the wrong hands, or pollute our waterways and wildlife.

The Department of Health coordinates a prescription drug disposal system to connect Vermonters with permanent disposal sites near them, like pharmacies and police stations. Use the information below to find biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Days disposal sites – as well as permanent prescription drug disposal options in your area. 

Permanent prescription drug disposal sites

Vermonters have a number of options when it comes to prescription drug disposal sites. Some pharmacies and law enforcement facilities – like sheriff's offices or police stations – have prescription drug disposal boxes or kiosks installed in their lobbies or other areas open to the community. Some law enforcement facilities may also have uniformed staff at their facilities trained to handle and process prescription drugs handed to them from members of the community for disposal.

Click on icons on the map below to find detailed information about that specific prescription drug disposal site.


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List of Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Use the map above for detailed information on each specific facility, briefly described in the list below.
Tip: to narrow down the list to your area, use the search feature to type in your city, town or county.

Facility  Address and Phone Number County Days and Times of Operation Materials Accepted

Greater Falls Pharmacy Inc.
(Rx Drug Drop Box)

78 Atkinson Street, Bellows Falls 802-460-2634 Windham Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Sun: Closed Pills, Patches
Marble Works Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
61 Pine Street, Bristol 802-453-2999 Addison Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Pills, Patches
Marble Works Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
99 Maple Street, Middlebury 802-388-3784 Addison Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm; Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm; Sun: 9:00am - 2:00pm Pills, Patches
Rutland Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
75 Allen Street, Rutland 802-775-2545 Rutland Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 9:00pm; Sat-Sun: 9:00am - 7:00pm Pills, Patches
Walgreens
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
514 Farrell Street, South Burlington 802-651-0597 Chittenden Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 9:00pm; Sat-Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Pills, Patches

Barre City Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
15 Fourth Street, Barre 802-476-6613 Washington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Bennington County Sheriff’s Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
811 US Route 7, Bennington 802-442-4900 Bennington Mon-Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Bennington Police Station
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
118 South Street, Bennington 802-442-1030 Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Brattleboro Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
230 Main Street, Brattleboro 802-257-2302 Windham 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Bristol Village Police Department
(Hand to Staff)
73 Munsill Avenue, Bristol 802-453-2533 Addison Call Ahead Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Burlington Police Station
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
1 North Avenue, Burlington 802-658-2704 Chittenden Administrative Entrance Lobby: 7:30am-4:00pm; After Hours: Use entrance to Uniformed Service Bureau: 24/7; Lobby can be accessed from there Pills, Patches
Castleton Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
273 VT Route 30 N, Castleton 802-468-5012 Rutland Mon-Fri 6:00am - 4:00pm

Pills, Patches
Call ahead for appointment: liquids, sharps

Orange County Sheriff's Department 
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
11 Route 113, Chelsea 802-685-4875 Orange 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Chester Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
556 Elm Street, Chester 802-875-2035 Windsor Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm Pills, Patches
Essex Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
145 Maple Street, Essex Junction 802-878-8331 Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Fair Haven Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
3 North Park Place, Fair Haven 802-265-7839 Rutland Mon-Fri 9:00am - 2:00pm Pills, Patches
Essex County Sheriff's Department
(Hand to Staff)
91 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall 802-265-7839 Essex Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Hanover Public Safety Building
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
46 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 802-643-2222 Grafton 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids
Hardwick Police Department
(Hand to Staff)
56 High Street, Hardwick 802-472-5475 Caledonia Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Hartford Police Department 
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
812 Va Cutoff Road, Hartford 802-295-3232 Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Hinesburg Police Station
(Hand to Staff)
10298 Route 116, Hinesburg 802-482-3397 Chittenden Mon-Fri 7:00am - 11:00pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Lamoille County Sheriff's Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
162 Commonwealth Avenue, Hyde Park 802-888-3502 Lamoille 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Ludlow Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
19 Westhill Street, Ludlow 802-228-4411 Windsor 7 Days: 8:00am - 5:00pm Pills, Patches
Lyndon Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
316 Main Street, Lyndonville 802-626-1271 Caledonia Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm; All other days: By Appointment Pills, Patches
Manchester Public Safety Facility
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
6041 Main Street, Manchester 802-362-2121 Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Middlebury Police Department
(Hand to Staff)
1 Lucius Shaw Lane, Middlebury 802-388-3191 Addison 7 Days: 6:00am - 11:00pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Washington County Sheriff's Office
(Hand to Staff)
10 Elm Street, Montpelier 802-223-3001 Washington Call Ahead Call for details
Morristown Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
121 Lower Main Street, Morristown 802-888-4211 Lamoille Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pills, Patches

Windham County Sheriff's Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
11 Jail Street, Newfane 802-365-4942 Windham Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Orleans County Vermont Sheriff's Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
5578 US Route 5, Newport 802-334-3333 Orleans Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols

Newport Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
222 Main Street, Newport 802-334-6733 Orleans 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Grand Isle County Sheriff's Department
(Hand to Staff)
3677 US Route 2, North Hero 802-372-4482 Grand Isle Mon-Fri 8:00am - 3:00pm; Call ahead if dropping off after 3:00pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Northfield Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
110 Wall Street, Northfield 802-485-9181 Washington Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm; Also available by appointment Pills, Patches
Richmond Police Station
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
203 Bridge Street, Richmond 802-434-2156 Chittenden Administrative Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:00am-4:30pm; Fri: 7:00am-Noon; After Hours: Contact Police Department to gain access to drop box Pills, Patches, Boxed Sharps
Bellows Falls and Rockingham Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
 
170 Rockingham Street, Rockingham 802-463-1234 Windham Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Royalton Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
17 North Windsor Street, South Royalton 802-763-7776 Windsor Call ahead of visit: Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Rutland County Sheriff's Office
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
88 Grove Street, Rutland 802-775-8002 Rutland Lobby: Mon-Sat 6:00am - 12midnight; Sun 6:00am - 8:00pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Shelburne Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne 802-985-8051 Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
South Burlington Police Station
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington 802-846-4111 Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Springfield Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
201 Clinton Street, Springfield 802-885-2113 Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Saint Albans Police Department Central Dispatch
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
30 Lower Welden Street, St. Albans 802-524-2161 Franklin 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Caledonia County Sheriff (Rx Drug Drop Box) 1126 Main Street, St. Johnsbury 802-748-6666 Caledonia Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm; Closed State Holidays Pills, Patches

St Johnsbury Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)

1187 Main Street, St. Johnsbury 802- Caledonia 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Swanton Village Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
120 First Street, Swanton 802-868-4100 Franklin Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Marble Works Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
187 Main Street, Vergennes 802-877-1190 Addison Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm; Sat-Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm Pills, Patches
Dover Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
246 Route 100, West Dover 802-464-8722 Windham Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm Pills, Patches
Williston Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
7928 Williston Road, Williston 802-878-6611 Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Wilmington Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
2 E Main Street, Wilmington 802-464-8593 Windham 7 days: 8:00am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches
Windsor Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
29 Union Street, Windsor 802-674-9042 Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Winhall Police Department
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
113 VT Route 30, Winhall 802-375-5415 Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days in Lobby Pills, Patches
Winooski Police Station
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
27 W Allen Street, Winooski 802-655-0221 Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Woodstock Emergency Services
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
454 Woodstock Road, Woodstock
802-457-1420
Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
UVM ACC Campus Outpatient Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
1 South Prospect Street, Burlington
802-847-3784
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Arnold Level 1
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
UVM Main Campus Outpatient Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington
802-847-2821
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 11:00pm; Sat-Sun: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Main Lobby Level 3
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
UVM Fanny Allen Campus Outpatient Pharmacy
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
792 College Parkway, Colchester
802-847-7461
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Medical Office Building, Suite 103
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
Berlin Police Department
(Hand to Staff)
108 Shed Road, Berlin
802-223-4401
Washington Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches, Sharps
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
(Rx Drug Drop Box)
100 Hospital Drive, Bennington
802-442-6361
Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
Information for Law Enforcement

The Drug Disposal Law Enforcement Pilot Project aims to reduce the barriers for law enforcement agencies to participate in drug disposal. Barriers include lack of available space to house disposed medication, time constraints of available staff, and resources to dispose of pharmaceuticals.

This pilot project will be housed within the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, which will coordinate with other law enforcement agencies, including the thirteen other sheriff departments and local police departments, to ensure that all facilities have access to the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department to dispose of unused pharmaceuticals. Through an agreement with the law enforcement offices, the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department will utilize two sheriff deputies to travel around the state and collect disposed pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceuticals will then be housed within the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department evidence lockers and disposed of through the Drug Enforcement Agency on the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in April and October.

Before the medication is handed over to the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department will work with pharmacists and pharmacy students to evaluate the medication collected. The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department will develop a system to track medication collected from law enforcement agencies. The pharmacy students will take a representative sample of disposed medication from each region or law enforcement agency and evaluate counts and types of pharmaceuticals collected.

If you are interested in participating, click here to provide your information. 

Information for Pharmacies, Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities

Pharmacies are an ideal location for drug take-back kiosks. In many other countries, the pharmaceutical industry collaborates with government to offer drug disposal services at a wide array of participating pharmacies. These long-running programs provide safe drug disposal options to entire populations and play a pivotal role in protecting community health and the environment (Product Stewardship Institute).

Is your facility interested in implementing drug disposal options in your community?
See Active Requests for Applications for more information.
Application due August 31, 2017.

We are interested in learning your thoughts and opinions on prescription drug disposal and whether your entity would be interested in expanding safe disposal options. Please click here to take a quick survey.

National Prescription Drug Take Back DAYs

Health departments and drug disposal sites around the country will join the Drug Enforcement Agency biannually in the spring and fall to hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Days, providing a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, while educating about the potential for abuse and medications. 

Find participating sites in Vermont at DEA.gov

Stay tuned for dates and times throughout the year - the last event took place on Saturday, April 29, when Vermonters brought back 5,553 pounds of prescription drugs.

Find permanent drug disposal sites on the map and list above.