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The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 28, 10am to 2pm

But you don’t have to wait

Don’t toss, flush, or keep your unused or expired meds! The first two aren’t good for the environment and keeping them around is a bad idea for idle hands.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) conducts National Prescription Drug Take Back Days twice annually. The first is in April and this Fall’s will be October 28 from 10am-2pm. Various sites, mostly pharmacies and police stations, set up containers to take your vials, boxes, jars, and bottles.

The good news is that you aren’t limited to two days a year. There are locations in Washington County, the rest of Rhode Island, and all across the United States that will accept meds year-round.
Here are the police stations in South County:

Charlestown Police Department
4901 Old Post Road • (401) 364-1212

Hopkinton Police Department
406 Woodville Road • (401) 377-7750

Narragansett Police Department
40 Caswell Street • (401) 789-1091
No liquids or needles are accepted

Narragansett Indian Tribal Police
4375-B South County Trail, Charlestown • (401) 364-1100

North Kingstown Police Department
8166 Post Road • (401) 294-3316
Prescription drugs only. Town residents only.

Richmond Police Department
1168 Main Street • (401) 539-8289

South Kingstown Police Department
1790 Kingstown Road, Wakefield • (401) 783-3321

Westerly Police Department
60 Airport Road • (401) 596-2022

For a PDF list of all the sites in Rhode Island, [https://bhddh.ri.gov/prevention/prescription-drug-disposal-sites] visit the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Development Disabilities & Hospitals website.

For a national search database, visit the DEA website

There’s no need to wait until the annual “Prescription Take-Back Day”. Most South County police stations will accept your outdated and/or unused prescription drugs, no questions asked.