Vermont's Prescription Drug Disposal System

Vermont's Prescription Drug Disposal System

Safely Storing and Disposing of Unwanted Prescription

Do your partOne important reason to be careful about how you store and dispose of prescriptions is that a common source for the misuse of pain medications is a relative or a friend. In fact, nearly half of the people who misused pain prescriptions obtained them from a relative or friend.

But, there are other reasons as well.

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 is 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 list below for a location near you.

Every spring and fall, you can participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Days, which provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Find participating Take Back Day locations.

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

Find a prescription drug disposal location near you

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.

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

Greater Falls Pharmacy Inc.

78 Atkinson Street, Bellows Falls
802-460-2634
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Pills, Patches
Lamoille Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 155 S. Main Street, Cambridge
802-644-8811
Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm
Sat 8:30am-7pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
Franklin Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 164 Swanton Road, St. Albans
802-524-6543
Mon-Fri 8am-8:30pm
Sat 8am-8:30pm
Sun 9am-5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
Rutland Rutland Pharmacy 75 Allen Street, Rutland
802-775-2545
Mon-Fri: 8am - 9pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 7pm
Pills, Patches
Washington Barre City Police Department 15 Fourth Street, Barre
802-476-6613
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Bennington Bennington County Sheriff’s Department 811 US Route 7, Bennington
802-442-4900
Mon-Fri: 7am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Bennington Bennington Police Station 118 South Street, Bennington
802-442-1030
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Windham Brattleboro Police Department 62 Black Mountain Road, Suite 101
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-2302
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Addison Bristol Village Police Department* 73 Munsill Avenue, Bristol
802-453-2533
Call Ahead Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Chittenden Burlington Police Station 1 North Avenue, Burlington
802-658-2704
Administrative Entrance Lobby: 7:30am-4pm
After Hours: Use entrance to Uniformed Service Bureau: 24/7; Lobby can be accessed from there
Pills, Patches
Rutland Castleton Police Department 273 VT Route 30 N, Castleton
802-468-5012
Mon-Fri: 6am - 4pm

Pills, Patches
Call ahead for appointment: liquids, sharps

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

Pills, Patches

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

Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols

Orleans Newport Police Department 222 Main Street, Newport
802-334-6733
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Grand Isle Grand Isle County Sheriff's Department* 3677 US Route 2, North Hero
802-372-4482
Mon-Fri: 8am - 3pm
Call ahead if dropping off after 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Washington Northfield Police Department 110 Wall Street, Northfield
802-485-9181
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4:30pm
Also available by appointment
Pills, Patches
Chittenden Richmond Police Station 203 Bridge Street, Richmond
802-434-2156
Administrative Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7am-4:30pm
Fri: 7am-Noon
After Hours: Call Ahead
Pills, Patches, Boxed Sharps
Windham Bellows Falls and Rockingham Police Department
 
170 Rockingham Street, Rockingham
802-463-1234
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Windsor Royalton Police Department 17 North Windsor Street, South Royalton
802-763-7776
Call Ahead
Mon-Fri: 9am - 4pm
Pills, Patches
Rutland Rutland County Sheriff's Office 88 Grove Street, Rutland
802-775-8002
Mon-Sat: 6am - midnight
Sun: 6am - 8pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Chittenden Shelburne Police Department 5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne
802-985-8051
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
Chittenden South Burlington Police Station 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington
802-846-4111
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Windsor Springfield Police Department 201 Clinton Street, Springfield
802-885-2113
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Franklin Saint Albans Police Department Central Dispatch 30 Lower Welden Street, St. Albans
802-524-2166
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Chittenden Shaw's Osco Pharmacy 71 Boxwood St, Williston
(802) 878-9056 
Mon-Sat: 7am - 10pm
Sunday: 7am – 9pm
Pills, Patches
Caledonia Caledonia County Sheriff 1126 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
802-748-6666
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Closed State Holidays
Pills, Patches
Caledonia

St Johnsbury Police Department

1187 Main Street, St. Johnsbury
802-748-2314
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Franklin Swanton Village Police Department 120 First Street, Swanton
802-868-4100
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Windham Dover Police Department 246 Route 100, West Dover
802-464-8722
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Chittenden Williston Police Department 7928 Williston Road, Williston
802-878-6611
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Windham Wilmington Police Department 2 E Main Street, Wilmington
802-464-8593
7 days: 8am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches
Windsor Windsor Police Department 29 Union Street, Windsor
802-674-9042
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Bennington Winhall Police Department 113 VT Route 30, Winhall
802-297-1013
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Chittenden Winooski Police Station 27 W Allen Street, Winooski
802-655-0221
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Windsor Woodstock Emergency Services 454 Woodstock Road, Woodstock
802-457-1420
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Chittenden UVM ACC Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington
802-847-3784
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Arnold Level 1
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
Chittenden UVM Main Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington
802-847-2821
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 11pm
Sat-Sun: 8:30am – 5pm
Main Lobby Level 3
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
Chittenden UVM Fanny Allen Campus Outpatient Pharmacy 792 College Parkway, Colchester
802-847-7461
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Medical Office Building, Suite 103
Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 ounces
Washington Berlin Police Department* 108 Shed Road, Berlin
802-223-4401
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm Pills, Patches, Sharps
Bennington Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington
802-442-6361
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols
Orleans

Brighton Police Department

23 East Brighton Road, Island Pond
802-723-4322
By Appointment Pills, Patches, Liquids, Aerosols, Sharps
Washington Montpelier Police Department 1 Pitkin Court, Montpelier
802-223-3445
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Sharps
Washington Barre Town Police Department 149 Websterville Road, Websterville
802-479-0508
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Rutland Rutland Regional Medical Center 160 Allen Street, Rutland
802-747-1777
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm

Pills, Patches, Liquids up to 4 oz.

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

17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro
802-257-8222

24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids
Bennington The Pharmacy Northshire 34 Ways Lane, Manchester Center
802-362-0390
Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Chittenden Milton Police Department 37 Bombardier Road, Milton
802-893-2424
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm Pills, Patches
Rutland Brandon Police Department 301 Forest Dale Road, Brandon
802-247-0222
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Orleans North Country Hospital 189 Prouty Drive, Newport
802-334-7331
Mon-Fri: 7am - 5pm PIlls, Patches (Sharps at alternate kiosk)
Caledonia Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital 1315 Hospital Drive, St Johnsbury
802-748-8141
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Windham Green Mountain Pharmacy 5700 Route 100, Londonderry
802-824-3344
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Washington Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 5091 Main Street, Waitsfield
802-496-2345
Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Washington Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 80 South Main Street, Waterbury
802-244-8458
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7pm
Sat: 8:30am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Chittenden UVM Police 284 East Avenue, Burlington
802-656-3473
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches
Washington Kinney Drugs Pharmacy 800 Route 302, Barre
802-476-6659
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 9am - 5pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Washington Central Vermont Medical Center 130 Fisher Road, Berlin
802-371-4100
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches, Liquids, Sharps
Bennington The Pharmacy 205 North Street, Bennington
802-442-5602
Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 12:30pm
Pills, Patches, Liquids
Lamoille Stowe Police Department 350 South Main Street, Stowe
802-253-7126
24 Hours/7 Days Pills, Patches

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Disposal Kiosks

How do disposal sites work?

  • Gather unwanted or expired medication from your home
  • Remove or obscure personal information from containers
  • Place prescription directly into drop-off kiosk. No need to remove from packaging.
  • Do not place loose pills or other mediations directly in kiosk. If needed, please place pills in a clear zippered bag.

What can I dispose of at the drop-off locations? Materials accepted vary by location but may include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications
  • Consult the List of Prescription Drug Disposal Sites for details.

What can’t I dispose of at the drop-off locations?

  • Illegal Controlled Substances
  • Materials accepted vary by location. Consult the List of Prescription Drug Disposal Sites for details.

Are you a law enforcement agency interested in participating in the DSU drug disposal pilot project? Contact us to learn more.

Are you a pharmacy, hospital or long term care facility interested in having a permanent drug disposal kiosk onsite? Contact us to learn more. 

Additional resources:

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, visit VTHelplink.org for support and referral services.