National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 12, 2022


I just wanted you to know that Saturday, April 30th, is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

This year, the Wallingford Police Department and Coalition for a Better Wallingford are holding a drug take back event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the police station parking lot located at 135 N. Main St. Drivers will be able to pull in, hand over the items and exit without having to leave their vehicle.

For more information, or to check availability or specific drop off times, please contact the agency listed. Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:


Wallingford Police Department, 135 Main St., Wallingford, CT

– Officers at the main desk will accept prescription drugs for disposal

203-294-2800 (non-emergency)


Cheshire Police Department, 500 highland Ave., Cheshire, CT

203-271-5500 (non-emergency)


Durham Resident Troopers Office, 24 Town House Rd, Durham, CT



Meriden Police Department, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT

203-630-6201 (non-emergency)


Middlefield Resident Troopers Office,405 Main St, Middlefield, CT

860-349-9685 (non-emergency)

North Haven

North Haven Police, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT

203-239-1618 (non-emergency)


Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with all names crossed out.

**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**

No needles or sharps will be accepted.

Examples of sharps include:

  • Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin
  • Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.
  • Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body
  • Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.

Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.