Unwanted Medication

Why does medication disposal matter?

Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines is essential for preventing pollution and keeping these drugs out of the environment. Proper disposal also prevents illegal use or theft and helps avoid accidental poisoning if children or pets swallow medicines that have been put in the trash.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have information available to help you do the right thing when getting rid of unwanted medications. pdfSee what the FDA has to say about unwanted medication disposal.

How does medication collection work?

Year-Round Medication Collection Program

Allen County TRAID, Walgreens Drug Stores, volunteer organizations, and the Allen County Department of Environmental Management have organized a year-round medication collection program.

Only pills are accepted at these sites:

Select Walgreens Locations

  • 6202 W. Jefferson Blvd
  • 6201 Stellhorn Road
  • 10412 Coldwater Road

Huntertown Town Hall (Provided by Allen County Sheriff’s Dept.)
15617 Lima Road
Phone: 260-637-5058
Hours: M–F, 8 am–5 pm

Fort Wayne Police Department at Rousseau Centre
1 E. Main Street
Phone: 260-427-1222
Hours: M–F, 8 am–5 pm

New Haven Police Department
815 Lincoln Highway East – drop off in Lobby
Phone: 260-748-7080
Hours: 24 hours a day

What about liquid medications?

Liquid medicines are not accepted during the medication collection event, but there are safe ways to dispose of them. pdfLearn how from Allen County TRIAD.