Vermont's Prescription Drug Disposal System

Do Your Part logo with lock, kiosk, and mailbox and tag line: when you properly store and get rid of unused medications, you're doing your part to keep Vermonters - and Vermont - healthy and safe.
Here’s one reason why it’s so important: More than half of people who misuse prescription medication get it from a friend or relative, often straight out of the medicine cabinet.

But that’s not the only reason.

Medications that are not properly stored in your home can be a risk to kids and pets who might accidentally ingest them. And flushing medications or tossing them in the trash is a danger to our waterways and wildlife.

That’s why we’re asking you to follow these three easy steps to properly store and get rid of medications.
 

Lock meds securely  LOCK
Store your medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.

Drop meds in a kiosk  DROP
Drop off unused medication at a kiosk at your local pharmacy or police station. See the map below for a location near you.

Mail meds in a mailback envelope  MAIL
Or mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope.

Free Prescription Medication Mail-Back Envelopes

Free Prescription Medication Mail-Back Envelopes

Medication mail-back envelopes are a safe, secure and easy way to get rid of unwanted or unused medication. Medication in its original container or in a sealed bag is placed inside the preaddressed envelope and mailed off to be destroyed. Envelopes are not opened before they are destroyed.

Each 8x11 inch envelope holds up to 8 ounces of unwanted or unused medicine. If you are sending back more than 8 ounces of medication, submit a new order form for each additional envelope you need. Please allow for up to two weeks to receive envelopes in the mail.

Home healthcare professionals providing services to homebound residents may request a mail-back envelope on their behalf.

WHAT IS ALLOWED IN THE ENVELOPE

Medications in any dosage form are allowed in the envelope except: herbal remedies, cosmetics, personal care products, compressed cylinders, aerosols, inhalers, medical devices, pet pesticide products, sharps, illegal drugs, and medications containing iodine.

REQUEST A FREE MEDICATION MAIL-BACK ENVELOPE

Where you would like the envelope to be mailed

Have you used a Prescription Medication Mail-Back Envelope? Tell us your feedback through this short survey and help us to better serve Vermonters.

If you are an organization that is interested in providing prescription medication mail-back envelopes to the public please contact alexander.homkey@vermont.gov.

National Prescription Drug Take Back DAYs

Every spring and fall, health departments and drug disposal sites around the country join the Drug Enforcement Agency in holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. This twice-yearly event provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, while educating about the potential for medication misuse, accidental ingestion and overdose.

Mark your calendars the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 26, 2019!

During the 2018 spring event Vermonters disposed of 6,008 pounds of medication.

Find participating Take Back Day sites in Vermont at DEA.gov

Permanent prescription drug disposal sites

You can find prescription drug disposal sites at participating pharmacies and local sheriff's offices or police stations. Some law enforcement facilities may also have uniformed staff on-site trained to help community members with the safe and proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Locate Drug Disposal Kiosks Click the icons on the map below for information about prescription drug disposal sites.
You can also dial 2-1-1 for locations.
 

Don't see your facility on the map? Do you have a facility update or revision for the map? Suggest map changes.

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.

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

Pills, Patches

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

Pills, Patches
Call ahead for appointment: liquids, sharps

Orange County Sheriff's Department 11 Route 113, Chelsea
802-685-4875
Orange 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Chester Police Department 556 Elm Street, Chester
802-875-2035
Windsor Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm Pills, Patches
Essex Police Department 145 Maple Street, Essex Junction
802-878-8331
Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Fair Haven Police Department 3 North Park Place, Fair Haven
802-265-4531
Rutland Mon-Fri: 9am - 2pm Pills, Patches
Essex County Sheriff's Department 91 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall
802-676-3500
Essex Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Hanover Public Safety Building 46 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH
802-643-2222
Grafton 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids
Hardwick Police Department* 56 High Street, Hardwick
802-472-5475
Caledonia Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Hartford Police Department 812 Va Cutoff Road, Hartford
802-295-3232
Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Hinesburg Police Station* 10298 Route 116, Hinesburg
802-482-3397
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 7am - 11pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Lamoille County Sheriff's Department 162 Commonwealth Avenue, Hyde Park
802-888-3502
Lamoille 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Ludlow Police Department 19 Westhill Street, Ludlow
802-228-4411
Windsor 7 Days: 8am - 5pm Pills, Patches
Lyndon Police Department 316 Main Street, Lyndonville
802-626-1271
Caledonia Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
All other days: By Appointment
Pills, Patches
Manchester Public Safety Facility 6041 Main Street, Manchester
802-362-2121
Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Middlebury Police Department* 1 Lucius Shaw Lane, Middlebury
802-388-3191
Addison 7 Days: 6am - 11pm Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Washington County Sheriff's Office* 10 Elm Street, Montpelier
802-223-3001
Washington Call Ahead Call for details
Morristown Police Department 121 Lower Main Street, Morristown
802-888-4211
Lamoille Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm

Pills, Patches

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

Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols

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

St Johnsbury Police Department

1187 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
802-748-2314
Caledonia 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Swanton Village Police Department 120 First Street, Swanton
802-868-4100
Franklin Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Marble Works Pharmacy 187 Main Street, Vergennes
802-877-1190
Addison Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 1pm
Pills, Patches
Dover Police Department 246 Route 100, West Dover
802-464-8722
Windham Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Williston Police Department 7928 Williston Road, Williston
802-878-6611
Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Wilmington Police Department 2 E Main Street, Wilmington
802-464-8593
Windham 7 days: 8am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches
Windsor Police Department 29 Union Street, Windsor
802-674-9042
Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Winhall Police Department 113 VT Route 30, Winhall
802-375-5415
Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Winooski Police Station 27 W Allen Street, Winooski
802-655-0221
Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Woodstock Emergency Services 454 Woodstock Road, Woodstock
802-457-1420
Windsor 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
UVM ACC Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington
802-847-3784
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Arnold Level 1
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
UVM Main Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington
802-847-2821
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 11pm
Sat-Sun: 8:30am – 5pm
Main Lobby Level 3
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
UVM Fanny Allen Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 792 College Parkway, Colchester
802-847-7461
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Medical Office Building, Suite 103
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
Berlin Police Department* 108 Shed Road, Berlin
802-223-4401
Washington Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches, Sharps
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington
802-442-6361
Bennington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols

Brighton Police Department

23 East Brighton Road, Island Pond
802-733-4322
Orleans By Appointment Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Montpelier Police Department 1 Pitkin Court, Montpelier
802-223-3445
Washington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Sharps
Barre Town Police Department 149 Websterville Road, Websterville
802-479-0508
Washington Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Rutland Regional Medical Center 160 Allen Street, Rutland
802-747-1777
Rutland Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm

Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 oz.

South Hero Pharmacy 334 Us Route 2, South Hero
802-372-5377
Grand Isle Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Springfield Pharmacy 262 River Street, Springfield
802-885-6400
Windsor Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Ludlow Pharmacy 57 Pond Street, Ludlow
802-228-2500
Windsor Mon-Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids  
NOTCH Pharmacy 44 Main Street, Richford
802-255-5530
Franklin Mon: 9am - 7pm
Tues-Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Wilcox Pharmacy 252 Stratton Road, Rutland
802-775-3351
Rutland Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Lakeside Pharmacy 242 Pearl Street, Burlington
802-862-1491
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 12pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Northwestern Medical Center 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans
802-524-5911
Franklin Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
The Hotel Pharmacy 20 Elliot Street, Suite 1, Brattleboro
802-254-2303
Windham Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Gifford Health Care 44 South Main Street, Randolph
802-728-7000
Orange Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro
802-257-8222

Windham 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids
The Pharmacy Northshire 34 Ways Lane, Manchester Center
802-362-0390
Bennington Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Milton Police Department 37 Bombardier Road, Milton
802-893-2424
Chittenden Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Brandon Police Department 301 Forest Dale Road, Brandon
802-247-0222
Rutland 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
North Country Hospital 189 Prouty Drive, Newport
802-334-7331
Orleans Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm PIlls, Patches (Sharps at alternate kiosk)
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital 1315 Hospital Drive, St Johnsbury
802-748-8141
Caledonia 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Green Mountain Pharmacy 5700 Route 100, Londonderry
802-824-3344
Windham Mon-Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 5091 Main Street, Waitsfield
802-496-2345
Washington Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 80 South Main Street, Waterbury
802-244-8458
Washington Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7pm
Sat: 8:30am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Medicine Shoppe 20 South Main Street, #1, Barre
802-479-3381
Washington Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Sat: 8:30am - 1pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids, Sharps
UVM Police 284 East Avenue, Burlington
802-656-3473
Chittenden 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 800 Route 302, Barre
802-476-6659
Washington Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Central Vermont Medical Center 130 Fisher Road, Berlin
802-371-4100
Washington 24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Sharps
The Pharmacy 205 North Street, Bennington
802-442-5602
Bennington Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 12:30pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids

Most facilities have prescription drug disposal drop boxes.
*Hand to staff.

Information for Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Drug Disposal 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.

I am interested in participating

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).