The coalition is a private/public partnership which formed as a result of a timely meeting of concerned citizens, business representatives and professionals in the Public Health and Public Safety fields. The group’s mission is to keep our environment cleaner and keep our communities safer by getting unwanted, unused, or expired drugs collected and properly disposed of so that they are not flushed into Maine’s environment and/or diverted to the street.
MedReturn Drop Boxes are anonymous and FREE. Please remember these simple procedures when dropping off your unwanted medications:
Additional drop boxes in York County, Maine:
For information about each of these locations, contact the specific police department directly.
The following are upcoming events/programs offered by the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition:
The Fall 2016 Drug Take Back Day will take place at the following collection sites in Northern York County:
These sites will be confirmed by October 1, 2016.
For more information on the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition, Prescription Drug Disposal, and/or Abuse Prevention, contact: Bill Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take note that all of the law enforcement agencies in our service area (and in most of York County) now have MedReturn Boxes in their lobbies for drug disposal year round. Please see the Police Departments and directions closest to you on this site.
If you would like further information about the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition, please contact:
Substance Abuse Prevention Project Director
If you would like further information about the medication return program and each location, contact the local police department listed for each location.
This resource was developed by Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition, at the University of New England, with funding and support from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) and by tobacco settlement money from the Fund for Healthy Maine.
CHCC is one of 28 local Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) serving the Northern York County towns of Arundel, Biddeford, Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, and Saco. The HMP initiative is a collaborative effort among local coalitions, the Maine DHHS (Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) and the Department of Education (DOE). The HMP initiative is supported primarily by the Fund for Healthy Maine with federal grants from the US CDC, SAMHS, and DOE.
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