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Unwanted Prescription Drugs Deposited Here

     The Winthrop Police Department now has a Medicine Return/Drug Collection Unit in the lobby of our new Police Station. Anyone desiring to dispose of any unused or expired prescription medications or other accepted medical items may deposit them at the Police Station at any time, seven days a week. Below is a list of Accepted and Not Accepted items that may be deposited.

     Yes - Accepted

  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Sample medications
  • Medications for Pets
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • Liquid Medications in glass or leakproof containers.

      No - Not Accepted

  • Needles
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or Infectious waste
  • Medications from businesses or clinics
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers
Town Office - 17 Highland Avenue, Winthrop, Maine 04364