Get rid of expired drugs or medications you no longer use.  What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else.


  • Don’t share your opioid or other prescription with others. 
  • Store opioids out of sight and out of reach of children in your home.
  • Dispose of unused opioids safely when there is no longer a medical need for them

According to the FDA, prescription opioid misuse is one of the most common types of illegal drug use in the United States. Many people who misused prescription pain-reducing medicine said that they got it from a friend or relative.

The best way to dispose of ALL your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines is through a drug take back program or you can do it at home.  See below for links to local resources and FDA instructions for home disposal options: