Store your medications safely, away from children or others who could take your medicine. This may mean locking your medications in a safe or other secure location.
Safe Disposal Don'ts
Throw medicines in the trash.
Flush down the sink or toilet.
Allow anyone else to take your medicine.
Safe Disposal Do's
Dispose of medicines by using an approved medication disposal pouch.
Dispose of medicine by dropping them in a medication drop box.
Why is safe disposal important?
In 2018, nearly five North Carolinians died each day from an unintentional opioid overdose. From 1999-2018, more than 14,500 North Carolinians lost their lives to unintentional opioid overdose.
Craven County residents are encouraged to protect their families and the community by safely disposing of unused or expired medications at one of the medication drop box locations.