Properly disposing of unused or unwanted medications is important for public health and safety. By removing unused or unwanted medications from your home, it keeps medication out of the hands of children who may accidentally consume it, or from others who may misuse it. Safely disposing of medication also prevents pollution of our groundwater and waterways, and helps to protect our coastline and wildlife.
Instead of flushing unused or unwanted medication, or storing it in your medicine cabinet, you can bring it to one of many locations around Suffolk County for proper, safe disposal.
There are many places in Suffolk County where you can bring your unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal. Many of these locations feature contactless drop boxes, including all of the Suffolk County Police Department Precincts. Look for the 24/7 drop boxes like this by the entrance:
The Long Island Addiction Resource Center maintains a list of all of the locations in Suffolk County where you can properly dispose of your medication. Use this list to find a safe location near you.