Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

Purpose:

The medication collection and disposal program provides a safe disposal location for citizens to properly dispose of unused household medications. Prescription drug drop boxes are only permitted to reside within police departments or within retail pharmacies that have been approved by the Department of Consumer Protection, Drug Control Division.

A. This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medications in the landfill or sewer systems that may later negatively affect the environment.

B. This program encourages citizens to remove their unneeded medications from their homes. This reduces access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or others in the home.

C. Commercial disposal from medical facilities, doctor/dental offices, veterinarians, etc. is prohibited and is not part of this program.

D. The material to be disposed must be destroyed in accordance with police department policies and must include incineration as the method of destruction. The incineration must be performed in an authorized facility designated to perform the destruction of controlled substances.


Prerequisites:

None.  The Department can only approve 50 prescription drug drop boxes in retail pharmacies each year.  Retail pharmacies that are looking to apply should email the Drug Control Division at DCP.DrugControl@ct.gov prior to submitting an application.


Required Documentation:

  • Complete the application below.  The new application is for law enforcement and retail pharmacies.

Applications, Forms & Other:

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Application Fee:
  • There is no fee for this registration but it will be renewed annually at which point contact information should be updated and the total number of pounds of product burned will be requested.
Address:

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

License Services Division
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 801
Hartford, CT 06103
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