If you or anyone in your family has unused, expired or dangerous prescription medications (especially opioids, powerful painkillers or other potentially addictive drugs like benzodiazepines) in your medicine cabinet, it is essential that you dispose of them properly to guard against you becoming a victim of theft or someone you love developing a substance use disorder. Many addictions to street drugs like heroin start with prescription medications.

Each year in April and October, the Susquehanna County Sheriff’s Department works with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to hold drug-collection events. Since 2011, the events have taken back more than 3,246 pounds of unwanted and expired medications in Susquehanna County.

To find a prescription drug disposal site near you, CLICK HERE or consult the list below.

Flushing medications down the toilet is NOT a good way to dispose of them. By doing so, you are damaging the environment and polluting public water supplies. Recent studies have found alarming levels of prescription medications in our drinking water. Here are some steps you can take to prevent overuse and/or overdose from prescription medications in your home:

Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Susquehanna County Courthouse
105 Maple St.
Montrose, PA 18801
M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania State Police
2856 SR 848
New Milford, PA 18834
(570) 465-3154

CVS Pharmacy
177 Erie Blvd.
Susquehanna, PA 18847
(570) 853-0901

Rite Aid Pharmacy
801 Grow Ave.
Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-9602