Prescription drug disposal

Unwanted or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can be safely disposed of at several locations in Lexington. Periodically cleaning out your medicine cabinet can help prevent items from being abused or accidentally ingested by children and pets. Using a drop-off site to dispose of medication is also safer for the environment because items collected are incinerated rather than flushed down the drain or thrown in the garbage. 

 

The Spring 2020 National Prescription Take Back Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19.

 

Drop-off locations

  • CVS Med Disposal BoxCVS Pharmacy
    • 2000 Harrodsburg Rd
    • 3097 Todds Rd
  • Walgreens
    • 2001 Harrodsburg Rd
  • Police Headquarters
    • 150 E. Main St
    • Monday-Friday during normal business hours
  • Fayette County Sheriff's Office
    • 150 N. Limestone, Ste. 236
    • Monday-Friday during normal business hours
  • Spring & Fall Prescription Take-Back Days

 

Accepted items

  • Prescription and over-the-counter pills
  • Vitamins
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medication
  • Some liquids
    • CVS locations only; less than 4 oz and sealed in plastic bag

 

Restricted items

The following items should not be placed in a medication disposal box/kiosk:

  • Needles, inhalers and thermometers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Illegal drugs

Note: You can place used needles inside a coffee can, seal it so it won't come open, and then dispose of the can with your household trash.