Medication Collection - How to Dispose of Medication

On the last Saturday of every month, Kinney Drugs proudly hosts a Medicine Collection Day. Simply bring your unwanted non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to any Kinney Drugs pharmacy, and we will dispose of them in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Non-controlled medicine is accepted during regular pharmacy hours and is available at all Kinney locations except Barton, VT.

Accepted items:

  • NON-CONTROLLED Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Ointments
  • Sprays
  • Inhalers
  • Creams
  • Medication Vials
  • Pet Medications

Non-accepted items:

  • Controlled Prescriptions (Oxycontin, Percoset and Hydrocodone)
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Biohazardous Materials
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Personal Care Products (shampoo, soap, lotion, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)



National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day 


The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back occurs twice a year in April and October to raise awareness for public safety and helps address public health issues.


Studies show that prescription drug abuse (opioids in particular) in the U.S. is at an all-time high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many individuals do not realize that medicines stored in home medicine cabinets can be highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. In addition, people do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away – both of which pose potential environmental, safety and health hazards. This event provides a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. 


Details and participating locations will be updated on this page leading up to the event.