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Drug Take Back Program

Program Details

The Concord Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) each year take part in the National Drug Take Back Program. This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

On several dates over the course of a year the Department in conjunction with the DEA hosts the drug take back program.  The dates and times will be well publicized in advance.  On the drug take back dates, the program generally takes place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These times will be strictly enforced. No medications will be collected before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. There will be a collection box placed in the front lobby of the Concord Police Department with an officer standing by. No questions will be asked of anyone dropping off medication, and parties bringing in drugs will remain anonymous.

The Concord Police Department will not accept medications for disposal outside of these dates and times.  Please follow the directions listed below for other appropriate disposal methods.

Acceptable Items
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. These include all controlled and non-controlled drugs, over the counter medication, and liquids such as cough syrup. Medications may be disposed of in the original container or by removing them from the original container, and dropping it directly into the collection box. Liquids should remain in the original container.

Items that will not be accepted include intravenous solutions, injectable, syringes, aerosols, or inhalers. Additionally no illicit substances such as marijuana will be accepted.

Other Disposal Options
If you happen to miss the Drug Take back and are wondering what to do with your unused medication read the label and follow the instructions that come with the medication of how to get rid of it. Do not flush medications down the toilet unless specifically told to do so.

If no instructions are given, take the medication out of their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance such as coffee grounds or kitty litter. Put them in a sealable container, and then throw them out in a trash bag.

You can also call your local pharmacist for questions about proper disposal.

Remember to always scratch out all of your personal information on your medication bottles before throwing them out to protect your identity.

Contact Information
Should you have any questions about the drug drop off, please call the Concord Police Department at 603-225-8600. Or for general public inquiries you can contact the DEA at 800-882-9539.