National Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Participating Locations in Somerset County

Skowhegan Police Department
Fairfield Police Department
Pittsfield Police Department*
Maine State Police, Troop C Barracks Somerset County Sheriff's Office
Somerset County Sheriff's Office—Madison Division
Somerset County Sheriff's Office—Jackman Division

*9 a.m.-1 p.m., shredding on-site


Over-the-counter medications
Medications for pets
Liquids in leak-proof containers

Not Accepted

Needles (sharps)
Bloody or infectious waste|
Medications from businesses/clinics
Hydrogen peroxide
Aerosol cans


Everyday Take Back Locations

You can also bring your medication to a drop box in your area at any time—no questions asked. You can find drop boxes at the following locations in Somerset and Kennebec counties.


Safely Dispose at Home

If a drug take back or collection program is not available in your area, you can dispose of your medications at home. Here's how:

1. Take your prescription drugs out of their original containers.

2. Mix drugs with an undesirable substance such as cat litter or used coffee grounds.

3. Put this mixture into a disposable container with a lid, such as an empty butter tub, or into a sealable bag.

4. Conceal or remove personal information, including prescription number, on the empty drug containers by covering it with permanent marker or duct tape or by scratching it off.

5. Place the empty drug containers and the sealed container with the mixture in the trash.