National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day text next to bottle of spilled prescription pills

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 by UVM Health Network - CVMC

Take your unwanted or expired drugs in to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs. It also helps educate Vermonters about the potential for abuse of medications

This Take Back Day happens twice a year as a reminder to Clear our your Medicine Cabinet of “Vermont’s Most Dangerous Leftovers.”

Are you throwing away your unwanted or expired medications?

Think about this: The same prescription medications that may help you get better will only make someone else much worse, if they fall into the wrong hands. In fact, throwing medications in the trash makes them a target not only for your children or other family members, but also for drug dealers and addicts.

Don’t let your drugs fall into the wrong hands.

To learn more about proper medication disposal visit the Northern New England Poison Center Online.

Collection Sites

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 am to 2 pm

Washington County Sheriff W. Samuel Hill, in cooperation with the DEA, has coordinated six collection sites within Washington County for the safe disposal of unused prescription medications.

For national information and to find the collection site nearest you, visit:


* Washington County Sheriff’s Department
10 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT

Kinney Drugs (no controlled substances at this site)
Supported by Berlin PD
800 US Rt 302
Berlin, VT

* Northfield Police Department
110 Wall Street
Northfield, VT

* Montpelier Police Department
1 Pitkin Court
Montpelier, VT

* Barre City Police Department
15 Fourth Street
Barre City, VT

Kinney Drugs
Vermont State Police Middlesex
80 South Main Street
Middlesex, VT

* Note: Year round, permanent drop boxes are available in Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Montpelier, and Northfield Police Departments; Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Montpelier; Kinney Drugs in Waterbury & Waitsfield; and Central Vermont Medical Center lobby at main entrance.

With support from Central Vermont New Directions Coalition ( | 802-223-4949)
and the Vermont Department of Health Regional Prevention Partnerships grant

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