October Medication Disposal Event Features 19 Locations in Six Counties

October 14, 2019

To encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional healthcare, law enforcement and other organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties.

Nineteen locations in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, Bladen and Duplin counties are scheduled to participate in the medication disposal event on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted. Below is a list of locations by county: 


New Hanover County

NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington

NHRMC ExpressCare, 510 Carolina Bay Drive, Wilmington

NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, 9104 Market St., Wilmington

Carolina Beach Police Department, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington

UNCW Police Department, 5126 Lionfish Drive, Wilmington

New Hanover Medical Group – Myrtle Grove, 5145 S. College Road, Wilmington

MedNorth Health Center, 925 N. Fourth St., Wilmington

State Employees’ Credit Union, 2721 Northcase Parkway SE, Wilmington 


Brunswick County

NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickinson Dr., Leland

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Dr. NE, Bolivia


Pender County

Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Freemont St., Burgaw

Island Family Medicine, 2540 N.C. 210 East, Surf City

Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc., 14057 US-17 #100, Hampstead

Black River Medical Center, 4811 N.C. 50, Maple Hill 


Columbus County

Columbus Regional Healthcare System, 500 Jefferson St., Whiteville 


Bladen County

Anderson Drug Store, 206 South Poplar St., Elizabethtown

Clarkton Drug, 80 East Green St., Clarkton 


Duplin County

Vidant Duplin Hospital, 401 N. Main, St., Kenansville 


For those who cannot attend the event, permanent drop boxes are available in many locations in Southeastern NC for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medications. No needles or biohazard materials are accepted in the drop boxes. To find a location, visit https://www.nhrmc.org/medication-disposal