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We encourage you to utilize DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative events.
You may donate or drop-off drugs at Prescription Drug Respository and Pharmacy Drop-off Locations approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.
We accept medicine which is expired or not longer needed as trash
Special disposal as household hazardous waste is not necessary.
These municipalities have permanant drop-off sites:
Do not dispose of medicine by pouring it down the drain or into a toilet, unless the label or patient instructions specifically advise this.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that a very small list of extremely powerful narcotic pain relievers and other controlled substances should be disposed by flushing them down the toilet if these drugs cannot be disposed of through a drug take-back program. View current FDA list.
How to dispose of unused medicines - United States Food and Drug Administration