Dispose of expired, unused prescriptions safely

Did you know that flushing unused or expired prescription medications can be harmful to the environment, and possibly even contaminate groundwater in your area?

Saturday, April 27, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and numerous sites on the Lower Shore offer a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

Before taking prescriptions to any of these sites for disposal, be sure to remove personal information from bottles and containers. No liquids, needles, or biohazard materials are accepted.

The following sites will accept old and unused prescriptions on Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:

  • Maryland State Police, Berlin Barrack, 9758 Ocean Gateway, Berlin
  • Maryland State Police, Princess Anne Barrack 30581 Perry Road, Princess Anne
  • Princess Anne Police Department, 11780 Beckford Ave., Princess Anne

In addition, the following sites offer free prescription drop off/disposal all year:

  • Apple Discount Drugs, 404A North Fruitland Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Delmar Police Department, 102 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Delmar, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fruitland Police Department, 208 South Division St., Fruitland, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy, 337 Civic Avenue, Salisbury, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Maryland State Police, Salisbury Barrack, 2765 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, Monday-Sunday, 24 hours per day
  • Pemberton Pharmacy, 1147 Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, 24 hours per day
  • Salisbury Police Department, 699 W. Salisbury Parkway, Salisbury, Monday-Sunday, 24 hours per day
  • Wicomico Sheriff’s Department, 401 Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the individual drop off/disposable sites.