National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. This is a great opportunity to turn in your unwanted, unused, or expired medications. You can also drop off vaping devices with the batteries removed, and cartridges. Find participating Take Back Day sites in Vermont at This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

If you’re not able to make it to one of these sites on October 29th, not to worry, Copley Hospital, Hardwick Police Department, Morristown Police Department, Stowe Police Department, Cambridge Kinney Drugs, and the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department all have year-round self-service drop-boxes, available during normal business hours.

The Vermont Department of Health is providing free, prepaid prescription drug mail-back envelopes. Request your envelopes online. Then simply seal your unused prescription drugs inside and drop off at any post office or other USPS pick-up location.

Misusing prescription drugs carries a range of short- and long-term health consequences for a developing brain and body. Keeping prescription drugs out of reach of children and youth is a key factor in keeping them safe. Proper disposal of prescription drugs protects waterways, wildlife, and pets too.

Looking for more information on prescription drug safety? Visit the VT Department of Health.