Medication Disposal

Need a prescription filled?

The Outpatient Pharmacy can fill your prescriptions while you wait to go home. For questions, call 910.667.5181.

To help reduce the risk of misuse or accidental exposure to medications in our own community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center holds medication disposal events twice a year and is also one of New Hanover County's locations with permanent drop boxes for residents to safely dispose of their unwanted medications.

Having unnecessary medications in the home can be a hazard:

  • Old medications could be confused with current medications
  • Children could be poisoned by them
  • Pets could be harmed by ingesting dropped medications
  • Improper disposal of medications can have an adverse effect on the environment  

How to Properly Dispose of Unwanted Medications

Bring your unused and expired medications, in their original containers, to one of the permanent drop box locations:

New Hanover County 

  • NHRMC Outpatient Pharmacy
    2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • NHRMC Emergency Department-North
    151 Scotts Hill Drive, Wilmington
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Front Desk
    3950 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne
    Available 24 hours a day

  • New Hanover County Courthouse, Room 201
    24 N. 3rd Street, Downtown Wilmington
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Walgreens
    4521 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
    Available 24 hours a day

  • Carolina Beach Police Department
    1121 N. Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach
    Available 24 hours a day

  • UNCW Police Department
    5126 Lionfish Drive, Wilmington
    Available 24 hours a day

  • CVS
    4600 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
    Available 24 hours a day

  • Cape Fear Pharmacy
    5235 S. College Road, Wilmington
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bladen County

  • None at this time

Brunswick County

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
    70 Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia
    10176 Beach Drive, Calabash
    1379 River Road, SE, Leland
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department
    9 E. Boiling Spring Road, Boiling Spring Lakes
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Leland Police Department
    102 Town Hall Drive, Leland
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police Department
    2 W. Third Street, Ocean Isle Beach
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Shallotte Police Department
    114 Cheers Street, Shallotte
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department
    700 Sunset Blvd. N., Sunset Beach
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Columbus County

  • Columbus County Sheriff's Office
    805 Washington Street, Whiteville
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Chadbourn Police Department
    602 N. Brown Street, Chadbourn
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Tabor Ciy Police Department
    1108 E. 5th Street, Tabor City
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., except 
    Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Duplin County

  • Beulaville Town Hall
    508 E. Main Street, Beulaville
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Duplin County Sheriff's Office
    112 W. Hill Street, Kenansville
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Wallace Police Department
    316 E. Murray Street, Wallace
    Available 24 hours a day

Onslow County

  • Jacksonville Police Department within Department of Public Safety
    200 N. Marine Blvd., Jacksonville
    Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Onslow County Sheriff's Department
    717 Court Street, Jacksonville
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Richlands Town Hall
    302 S. Wilmington Street, Richlands
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Holly Ridge Police Department
    313 Sound Road, Holly Ridge
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Swansboro Police Department
    609 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Pender County

  • Pender Memorial Hospital
    507 E. Fremont Street, Burgaw
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week

  • Pender County Sheriff's Office
    605  E. Fremont Street, Burgaw
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Surf City Policy Department 
    305 N. New River Drive, Surf City
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

No needles or biohazard materials are accepted in the drop boxes.