Disposing of Medicine
Safely disposing of old medications through Operation Medicine Drop events instead of flushing them down the drain prevents chemicals from ending up in the water supply. North Carolinians have safely disposed of approximately 52.8 million total doses at Operation Medicine Drop events since 2009. Operation Medicine Drop events typically take place statewide in the spring and fall. You can sign up to receive email notifications about events in your area. Because narcotics and other dangerous drugs are often received at prescription drug take-back events, these events must be overseen by law enforcement officials.
In addition, medicine can be dropped off at the Police Department during regular business hours.
Check the Town Calendar of Events for dates and locations.