Prescription & Drug Disposal

It is very important to properly dispose of any unused or unwanted medications and prescriptions. Disposing of unused medication in a responsible manner can prevent harm to others from accidental exposure or intentional misuse, as well as prevent environmental contamination.

While the Montgomery County Solid Waste District does not dispose of prescriptions and medications, you can dispose of your unused medications through local take-back programs. Many local law enforcement agencies also offer collection receptacles, sometimes called "drop-boxes," to assist consumers in safely disposing of their unused medicines. You can check out a list of local programs and collection agencies by viewing the document - 2020 Pharmaceutical Drop-off Locations (PDF).

For a complete listing of medication and prescription take-back programs near you, please visit and enter your address or zip code. For more information, please contact us at 937-225-4999.