Prescription drug overdose is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the US.
Misuse of unused and/or expired prescription medications is a public health issue, leading to accidental poisoning and overdose. Visit Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition website for information and data about medications, misuse and poisoning.

Protect your family  by safely disposing of unused and/or expired medications at any of the medicine take back boxes in Wake County. When you drop off unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) medications at at medicine take back box:
  • Cross your name off the medication label with a permanent marker. This is not required but it is a good practice. Medicine bottles are not examined when they are removed from the drop box and are safely and securely destroyed.
  • Keep pills in their original containers instead of dumping them into large bags. Medications can be removed from outer cartons but should be kept in original bottles as they were prescribed.
  • Contact he location nearest you if you have any questions or have a large amount to drop off. 

MEDICINE TAKE-BACK BOX LOCATIONS

 Locations do not accept liquids or sharps (needles) unless otherwise stated.
Apex

Apex Police Department
205 Saunders St.
Apex
919-362-8661
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
 
Walgreens
511 W Williams St.
Apex
919-363-1471
 
Cary
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave. 
Cary 
919-469-4012 
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
 
Fuquay-Varina

Benzer Pharmacy
305 N. Judd Parkway
Fuquay-Varina
919-557-8300
 
Fuquay-Varina Police Department
919-552-3191
114 N. Main St.
Fuquay-Varina
24/7
 
Walgreens
1401 N Main St.
Fuquay-Varina
919-567-2846
     
 Garner

Garner Police Department
912 7th Ave. 
Garner 
919-772-8810 
Monday–Friday 
8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Holly Springs
Holly Springs Police Department
750 Holly Springs Rd.
Holly Springs
919-557-9111
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
Knightdale
Knightdale Police Department
979 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale
919-217-2261
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  
Morrisville

Morrisville Police Department
260 Town Hall Dr.
Morrisville
919-463-1600
Monday–Friday
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
 
 
Raleigh

CVS
2411 Landmark Dr.
Raleigh
919-788-4203
 
3914 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh
919-876-5600 
 
4309 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh
919-231-2858
 
200 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh
919-834-3336
 
NC State Student Health Center
2815 Cates Ave.
Raleigh
919-515-2563
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9a.m. - 5p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raleigh

 Wake County Human Services
Public Health Center
10 Sunnybrook Rd.
Raleigh
919-212-9663
Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
 
Wake County Law Enforcement
Training Center
(Operated by Sheriff’s Office)
2300 Law Enforcement Dr.
Raleigh
919-856-6900
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
 
Wake County Sheriff’s Office (Lobby)
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh
919-856-6900
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Raleigh

Walgreens
4408 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh
919-231-5074 
 
4441 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh
919- 787-1155
 
9650 Strickland Rd.
Raleigh
919-845-9356
Rolesville 

Rolesville Police Department
204 Southtown Cir.
Rolesville
919-556-7226
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wake Forest

 Walgreens
3601 Rogers Rd.
Wake Forest
919-453-0932
 
Wendell

Wendell Police Department
9 S, Pine St.
Wendell
919-365-4444
Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Zebulon  

 Zebulon Police Department
1001 Arendell Ave.
Zebulon
919-269-7455
Monday–Friday
  
 
 
 
 
For more information, contact:
Daniel Sims
919-212-9663