Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications

Prescription drop boxes are located in the following locations in Hancock County:

Bar Harbor Police Department
37 Firefly Lane
Bar Harbor

Bucksport Police Department
89 Franklin Street

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
50 State Street, Suite 10,

Southwest Harbor Police Department
26 Village Green Way,
Southwest Harbor

These drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is critical that we dispose of prescription medications safely for the health and safety of our communities. Safe medication disposal:

  • improves the health of our communities
  • reduces the potential for drug misuse and abuse, and drug diversion
  • protects our environment, including our water supply

Also remember to :

  • store medications in a cool, dry, secure location
  • keep medications in original containers
  • use the local drop box to dispose of medications not being used
  • medications should only be used by the person they are prescribed to
  • keep medications away from children and your pets