Operation Medicine Drop is a free drug take-back program that provides an opportunity for community members to dispose of expired or no longer needed over-the-counter and prescription medications in a safe and secure way. Since the first take-back event in North Carolina in 2010, Operation Medicine Drop has collected more than 232 million pills and helped stop prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands. Last year, Operation Medicine Drop collected and disposed of 32 million pills across North Carolina, saving countless lives.
Medications not properly disposed of may end up in the wrong hands or contaminate the water supply, so please take advantage of upcoming Operation Medicine Drop events.
Here’s a list of events:
- March 25th from 10am – 1pm at the Seymour Center of Chapel Hill with Orange County Department of Aging and Chapel Hill Police Department
- March 27th from 10 am – 12pm at Harris Teeter in Carrboro (310 N Greensboro St) with Carrboro Police Department
- March 27th from 9:30am – 12:30pm at Bray Park (200 Bray Park Complex Dr) with Chatham County Sheriff’s Office during Siler City’s Easter Egg Roll-Thru
- March 27th from 2pm – 4pm at Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center with Chatham County Sheriff’s Office during Easter Egg Drive-Thru
- April 22nd from 10 am – 12pm at Efland-Cheeks Community Center, the Passmore Center, and Cedar Grove Community Center
Bring any unused or expired medications to the events so they are properly disposed of.
While it may not seem like a big deal to have medications lying around in the home, it could easily lead down a tragic path of addiction or unintentional poisonings.
Take the simple step of disposing of medications!