Unused and Expired Medicine Drop-Off Event October 28

News posted Oct. 17, 2017 - 5:00 pm
  • Medicine drop-off
  • Pill drop off

Safely dispose of your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at these local pharmacies. This is a free service and no questions will be asked.

Saturday October 28 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Blue Ridge Pharmacy at 2601 Blue Ridge Road (across from Rex Hospital)
  • Josef’s Pharmacy at 2100 New Bern Avenue (South Raleigh)
  • Falls River Pharmacy at 10930 Raven Ridge Road
  • Hayes-Barton Pharmacy at 2000 Fairview Road

In 2014, over 47,000 Americans died from drug overdose, more that vehicle crashes and firearm deaths combined. Often, the drugs responsible for these deaths are prescription medications found in our homes. If you or someone you know has a drug problem, there is hope. People in addiction recovery and family members who have experienced drug problems in their homes will be present to answer any questions you may have. You are not alone.

Do your part to prevent dangerous drug use and overdose death.
Secure the medications you need. Dispose of the rest.

Sponsors:

  • City of Raleigh, Substance Abuse Advisory Commission
  • City of Raleigh, Community Engagement Division
  • City of Raleigh, Public Utilities Department
  • Recovery Communities of North Carolina
  • Raleigh Police Department

To safely dispose of your prescription drugs go to a Prescription Drug Take Back Box near you:
(*Does not accept liquids or needles,unless otherwise stated)

  • Apex Police Department
    919-362-8661
    205 Saunders St, Apex, NC
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Cary Police Department
    120 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC
    919-469-4012
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Fuquay-Varina Police Department
    919-552-3191
    114 North Main Street, Fuquay-Varina
    (24/7)

  • Holly Springs Police Department
    750 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs, NC
    919-557-9111
    (24/7)

  • Holly Park Pharmacy
    3058 Wake Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC
    919-865-9993
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat: 10 am - 1 pm

  • Morrisville Police Department
    260 C Town Hall Drive
    919-463-1600
    Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm

  • Wake Forest Police Substation
    221 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC
    919-554-6150
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Garner Police Department
    912 7th Avenue, Garner, NC
    919-772-8810
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Wake County
    Sheriff’s Office (Lobby)
    330 Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC
    919-856-6900
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Wake County Law Enforcement Training Center
    (Operated by Sheriff’s Office)
    2300 Law Enforcement Drive, Raleigh, NC
    919-890-7800
    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

  • Wake County Human Services Public Health Center
    10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC
    919-250-4553
    Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 8 pm
    Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Safety Tips:

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Check expiration
  • Don't flush drugs
  • Safely dispose

For more information, contact

  • Sonya Reid , Program Manager, Wake County Human Services, 919-250-4553
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