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National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 12, 2022


Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

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:


Ledyard Police Department, 737 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT


City of Groton Police Department, 295 Meridian St, Groton, CT

Groton Police Department, 68 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton, CT

Groton Senior Citizens Center, 102 Newtown Rd, Groton, CT


Griswold Town Hall, 28 Main St, Jewett City, CT


Stonington Police Department, 173 S Broad St, Pawcatuck, CT


Waterford Police Department, 41 Avery Ln, Waterford, CT

East Lyme

East Lyme Police Department, 278 Main St, Niantic, CT


Norwich Police Department, 70 Thames St., Norwich

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.