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Safe drug storage and disposal

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Safely store opioids and dispose of unused prescriptions.

While you are using prescription drugs, keep them locked up to prevent them from falling into the hands of others. To protect the people you care about and the environment, dispose of unwanted and unused prescriptions in one of Delaware’s prescription drug drop boxes. Refer to the list below to find a location near you.

Safe storage for handling prescription drugs:

  • Take prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not share your prescription medications with anyone. It is illegal and unsafe.
  • Lock all medications up or keep them out of the way of anyone, including children or pets, who might consume them by accident or on purpose.
  • Safely dispose of any unused medications at one of Delaware’s prescription drug drop boxes.

Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs for households:

Download and print out this guide to prescription drug drop boxes in Delaware, and put it in a convenient place for easy reference.

Download the guide

DETERRA POUCHES deactivate medications including opioids

Available at locations throughout the state, these pouches release carbon after water is added, making the drugs inactive so you can dispose them safely. Deterra works on pills, patches and liquids.

Deterra Deactivation System Locations

New Castle County

Woodlawn Branch Library

2020 W 9th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Elsmere Police Department

11 Poplar Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805

Appoquinimink Library

651 N Broad Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Middletown Police Department

130 Hampton Road
Middletown, DE 19709

New Castle City Police Department

1 Municipal Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720

New Castle County Department of Public Safety

3601 N Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

NCPD Dobbinsville Station

7 Center Street
New Castle, DE 19720

Kent County

Milford Police Department

400 NE Front Street
Milford, DE 19963

Seaford Police Department

300 Virginia Avenue
Seaford, DE 19973

Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

600 S Bay Road Suite #3
Dover, DE 19901

Sussex County

Lewes Public Library

111 Adams Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958

Rehoboth Beach Public Library

226 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

South Coastal Library

43 Kent Ave.
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Prescription drug dropbox locations

LocationPhoneAddressDirections
Location

Walgreens in Hockessin, DE

Phone
302-234-5440
Address
6317 Limestone Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
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Location

Walgreens in Wilmington, DE

Phone
302-656-4333
Address
2119 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
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Location

Newark Police Department

Phone
302-366-7111
Address
220 S. Main St., Newark, DE 19711
Directions
Directions
Location

New Castle County Police Department

Phone
302-573-2800
Address
3601 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720
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Directions
Location

Walgreens in Bear, DE

Phone
(302) 832–2300
Address
1120 Pulaski Hwy., Bear, DE 19701
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Wilmington Police Department

Phone
302-576-3670
Address
300 N. Walnut St., Wilmington, DE 19801
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Directions
LocationPhoneAddressDirections
Location

Felton Police Department

Phone
302-284-8441
Address
24 E. Sewell St., Felton, DE 19943
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Dover Police Department

Phone
302-736-7111
Address
400 S. Queen St., Dover, DE 19904
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Directions
Location

Milford Police Department

Phone
(302) 422-8081
Address
400 NE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963
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Directions
Location

Camden Police Department

Phone
 
Address
1783 Friends Way, Camden, DE 19934
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Location

Walgreens in Dover, DE

Phone
302-678-9820
Address
1001 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904
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Location

Harrington Police Department

Phone
302-398-4493
Address
20 Mechanic St., Harrington, DE 19952
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Directions
Location

Smyrna Police Department

Phone
302-653-9217
Address
325 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, DE 19977
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Directions
LocationPhoneAddressDirections
Location

Greenwood Police Department

Phone
302-349-4822
Address
100 W. Market St. Greenwood, DE 19950
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Location

Delmar Police Department

Phone
(302) 846-2320
Address
400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Delmar, MD 21875
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Location

Laurel Police Department

Phone
(302) 875-2244
Address
205 Mechanic St., Laurel, DE 19956
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Directions
Location

Walgreens in Seaford, DE

Phone
(302) 628-6100
Address
22898 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973
Directions
Directions
Location

Georgetown Police Department

Phone
(302) 349-4822
Address
335 N. Race St., Georgetown, DE 19947
Directions
Directions
Location

Walgreens in Lewes, DE

Phone
(302) 644-7840
Address
17239 Five Points Square, Lewes, DE 19958
Directions
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Location

Ocean View Police Department

Phone
(302) 539-1111
Address
201 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE 19970
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Directions
Location

Selbyville Police Department

Phone
302-436-5085
Address
68 W. Church St. Selbyville, DE 19975
Directions
Directions