Here’s a safe way to dispose of unused, expired prescription drugs

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. In addition, proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Unused and expired prescription drugs can be dropped off at the following sites in Wicomico County:
• Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, 401 Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury
• Delmar Police Department, 102 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Delmar
• Fruitland Police Department, 208 S. Division St., Fruitland
• Salisbury Police Department, 699 W. Salisbury Parkway, Salisbury
• Maryland State Police, Salisbury Barracks, 2765 N. Salisbury Blvd
• Apple Discount Drugs, 404A N. Fruitland Blvd, Salisbury
• TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury
• Mt. Hermon Discount Pharmacy, 1207 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury
• Pemberton Pharmacy, 1147 Pemberton Drive, Salisbury

Worcester County sites include:
• Berlin Police Department, 129 Decatur St., Berlin
• Ocean City Public Safety Building, Town of Ocean City-Emergency Services, 6501 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City
• Worcester County Government Center, 1 West Market St., Snow Hill
• Ocean Pines Police Department, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines
• Pocomoke Police Department, 1500 Market St., Pocomoke City
• Atlantic General Hospital (Main Entrance), 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin

Drop-off sites in Somerset County include:
• Crisfield Discount Pharmacy, 347 W. Main St, Crisfield
• Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, 30426A Same Barnes Road, Westover
• Maryland State Police, 30581 Perry Road, Princess Anne
• Marion Pharmacy, 26427 Burton Ave., Crisfield
• Crisfield Police Department, 319 W. Main St., Crisfield
• Princess Anne Police Department, 11780 Beckford Ave., Princess Anne

In addition, drop-off sites in Dorchester County include:
• Cambridge Police Department, 8 Washington Street, Cambridge
• Clayton’s Pharmacy, 404 B Washington Street, Cambridge
• Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, 829 Fieldcrest Road, Cambridge
• Hurlock Police Department, 200 Nealson Street, Hurlock

Before dropping off prescriptions:
• Remove personal information from bottles and containers
• Discard medications in one of the drop boxes listed to ensure safe destruction
• No liquids, needles, thermometers or biohazard materials will be accepted

Missed National Prescription Drug Take Back Day? No problem! The above sites also offer year-round drop-off boxes for drug disposal.