Wake County Medicine Drop Box Locations

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The misuse of unused and/or expired prescription medications is a public health issue that leads to accidental poisoning and overdoses. Visit Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition 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 a medicine take back box, follow these instructions: 

  • 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 the location nearest you if you have any questions or have a large amount to drop off.  

Apex 

Apex Police Department 
205 Saunders St. 
Apex, NC
919-362-8661 
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Walgreens 
511 W Williams St. 
Apex, NC
919-363-1471 

Cary

Cary Police Department 
120 Wilkinson Ave.  
Cary, NC  
919-469-4012  
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Fuquay-Varina

Benzer Pharmacy 
305 N. Judd Parkway 
Fuquay-Varina, NC 
919-557-8300 

Fuquay-Varina Police Department 
401 Old Honeycutt Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC
919-552-3191 
24/7 

Walgreens 
1401 N Main St. 
Fuquay-Varina, NC 
919-567-2846 

Garner

Garner Police Department 
912 7th Ave.  
Garner, NC   
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, NC 
919-217-2261 
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Morrisville

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

Raleigh

CVS 
2411 Landmark Dr. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-788-4203 

CVS 
3914 Capital Blvd. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-876-5600  

CVS 
4309 New Bern Ave. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-231-2858 

CVS 
200 Fayetteville St. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-834-3336 

NC State Student Health Center 
2815 Cates Ave. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-515-2563 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9a.m. - 5p.m. 

Wake County Health & Human Services 
Public Health Center 
10 Sunnybrook Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 
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, NC 
919-856-6900 
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ​ 

Wake County Sheriff’s Office (Lobby) 
330 S. Salisbury St. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-856-6900 
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Walgreens 
4408 New Bern Ave. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-231-5074  

Walgreens 
4441 Six Forks Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-787-1155 

Walgreens 
9650 Strickland Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 
919-845-9356 

Rolesville

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

Wake Forest

Walgreens 
3601 Rogers Road 
Wake Forest, NC 
919-453-0932 

Wendell 

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

Zebulon

Zebulon Police Department 
1001 Arendell Ave. 
Zebulon, NC 
919-269-7455 
Monday–Friday 

For more information, contact: 
Daniel Sims 
919-212-9663 
[email protected]