Medication/Drug Disposal Options

Unused prescription drugs can find their way into the wrong hands.

Dispose of your unused or unwanted prescription drugs through one of the authorized Drug Take-Back Programs listed below.

Questions? Contact your local health department, police department, or retail pharmacy to learn more about drug disposal locations. 

UMB Police and Public Safety and Generation Rx Drug Take Back Days

Twice a year, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Police and Public Safety provides a Drug Take Back Initiative in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Generation Rx in the School of Pharmacy. These Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Days are held in April and October each year. Members of the UMB community can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. For additional information, please contact PFC Anthony Summers at or 410-706-5548.  

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Pharmacies

The three outpatient pharmacies in the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) have secure collection drop boxes for unwanted, expired, and unused medications. Anyone can drop medications in these boxes, not just those who receive medications through UMMS. Contact the Weinberg Pharmacy (first floor of the main hospital) at 410-328-5233, the University Pharmacy at Redwood (corner of Redwood and Paca) at 410-328-5243, or the Midtown Campus Pharmacy (821 N. Linden Ave.) at 410-856-3650 for additional information. 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Visit the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Disposal website for additional locations where prescription medications and other drugs can be disposed.