One of the ways to reduce access to opioids and other drugs is to clean them out of medicine cabinets.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 75 percent of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them. Most times, they get it from a friend or family member, and it comes from the medicine cabinets in the home.

There are permanent collection sites across Delaware where people can dispose of unneeded drugs at police stations and Walgreens drugstores.

Dropoff details

The program is anonymous. No questions are asked or requests for identification will be made by any law enforcement personnel present.

Bring your expired, unused, or unwanted medication to one of these locations for proper disposal. Drugs must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zip lock bag. Leave liquid medications in their original containers.

No needles, aerosols or biohazard materials. Do not put medical equipment, batteries, syringes or other biohazard waste in the drop-off boxes.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Newark Police Dept.

220 S. Main St., Newark

302-366-7111

New Castle County Police Dept.

3601 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle

302-573-2800

Wilmington Police Dept.

300 N. Walnut St., Wilmington

302-576-3670

Walgreens

1120 Pulaski Hwy., Bear

302–832–2300

6317 Limestone Road, Hockessin

302-234-5440

2119 Concord Pike, Wilmington

302-656-4333

KENT COUNTY

Dover Police Dept.

400 S. Queen St., Dover

302-736-7111

 

Smyrna Police Dept.

325 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna

302-653-9217

Felton Police Dept.

24 E. Sewell St., Felton

302-284-8441

 

Camden Police Dept.

1783 Friends Way, Camden

302-698-9232

Harrington Police Dept.

20 Mechanic St., Harrington

302-398-4493

 

Milford Police Dept.

400 NE Front St., Milford

302-422-8081

Walgreens

1001 Forrest Ave., Dover

302-678-9820

SUSSEX COUNTY

Selbyville Police Dept.

68 W. Church St., Selbyville

302-436-5085

 

Greenwood Police Dept.

100 W. Market St., Greenwood

302-349-4822

 

Ocean View Police Dept.

201 Central Ave., Ocean View

302-539-1111

 

Georgetown Police Dept.

335 N. Race St., Georgetown

302-856-6613

 

Laurel Police Dept.

205 Mechanic St., Laurel

302-875-2244

 

Delmar Police Dept.

400 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Delmar

302-846-2320

 

Walgreens

17239 Five Points Square, Lewes

302-644-7840

 

22898 Sussex Hwy., Seaford

302-628-6100