Prescription Drug Take Back

Prescription Drug Take Back

Got Drugs? Disposal program at UNH.

DEA and UNH Prescription Drug Take-Back
Saturday, September 27th

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal to the Health Services Pharmacy or UNH Police Department. 

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 

Additionally, using this service keeps trace drugs out of our lakes, streams and estuaries as waste-water treatment plants cannot remove many compounds found in medications; so when flushed or put in a landfill, drugs are discharged into our surface and ground water and consumed by fish and wildlife.

UNH Drop Off-Locations and Hours

4 Pettee Brook Lane in Durham
12 noon - 4:00 p.m. 

18 Waterworks Road in Durham
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

These drop-off site are open to the public. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Co-sponsored by the UNH Police Department and UNH Health Services in partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration.