The Town of Cary will be hosting an outdoor medicine drop off event in cooperation with National Pill Take Back Day on Saturday Oct. 24th from 10am and 2pm

Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the Cary Police Department at 120 Wilkinson Avenue.  The drop off will be located outside in the parking lot of the Cary Police Department.  Our staff will direct citizens to drop their medicines themselves, directly into the collection boxes.  *Collection sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches*

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

We will follow our local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations. 

For more information about the National Event, visit

Permanent Drop Box

The police department is currently closed to the public as a result of the Cary State of Emergency and COVID-19 pandemic. The medications drop box is inaccessible until further notice.

Accepted items:
Expired, unused, over-the-counter and prescription medication in pill form. It is recommended that you transport all medications in their properly marked original pharmacy or retail containers.

Prohibited items:
The following items are expressly prohibited from disposal in this box: Vitamins, needles, liquids, creams, aerosols, batteries, combustible or radioactive materials.

For additional information about the pill drop box, please contact Staff Duty Officer Artie O'Brien at (919) 469-4019.