Prescription Drug Drop Box

{16D92B01-E7A2-4650-BE12-60784DDA25C8}The Augusta Police Department in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies in Kennebec / Somerset Counties and the Alliance For Substance Abuse Prevention are actively working to address a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Prescription drug drop boxes have been placed at 12 locations in Kennebec County to properly dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The Augusta Police Department is pleased to announce that a drop box is in the the lobby of the police department and is accessible at all times.


Kennebec County                           Somerset County
Augusta PD                                   Fairfield PD
Gardiner PD                                  Madison PD
Kennebec SO                                Pittsfield PD
Oakland PD                                  Skowhegan PD
Waterville PD                               Somerset SO
Winslow PD                                 Winthrop PD

This program is anonymous. No questions or requests for identification will be made.

Yes - Accepted                                        NO - Not Accepted
Prescriptions                                          Needles (Sharps)
Over-the-counter medications               Thermometers
Vitamins                                                 Bloody or infectious waste
Samples                                                  Medications from businesses or clinics
Ointments                                               Hydrogen peroxide
Lotions                                                   Aerosol cans
Liquid medications in glass or               Inhalers
leak proof containers