About MedReturn

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The Medication Return Boxes in the Northern York County region of Maine is an initiative supported by the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition.

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:

Our Partners

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition at the University of New England

Southern Maine Health Care

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Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

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Old Orchard Beach Community Watch Council

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Old Orchard Beach Police Department

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Saco Police Department

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Biddeford Police Department

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Kennebunk Police Department

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Kennebunkport Police Department

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York County Sheriff’s Department

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Buxton Police Department

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Drug Enforcement Administration

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Our Locations

Visit one of the drop box locations below to safely dispose of unwanted medications (including: prescription, over-the-counter or veterinary pills, drops and ointments).

Old Orchard Beach Police Department

16E Emerson Cummings Blvd., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

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(207) 934-4911
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Saco Police Department

20 Storer Street, Saco, ME 04072

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(207) 284-4535
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Biddeford Police Department

39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005

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(207) 282-5127
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Kennebunk Police Department

4 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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(207) 985-6121
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Kennebunkport Police Department

101 Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

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(207) 967-2454
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York County Sheriff’s Department

1 Layman Way, Alfred, ME 04002

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(207) 324-1113
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Buxton Police Department

185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093

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(207) 929-6612
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Additional drop boxes in York County, Maine:

For information about each of these locations, contact the specific police department directly.

Our Events

The following are upcoming events/programs offered by the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition:

 

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Drug Take Back Day


The next Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

The Fall 2016 Drug Take Back Day will take place at the following collection sites in Northern York County:

  • BIDDEFORD - Public Works Recycling Center, 371 Hill St. and Market Basket, 220 Mariner Way, Biddeford Crossing.
  • SACO - Community Center, 75 Franklin Street.
  • OLD ORCHARD - Police Station, 16 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.
  • LYMAN - Goodwin Mills Fire Station, 481 Goodwins Mills Road.
  • KENNEBUNK - Hannaford Supermarket, 65 Portland Road.
  • KENNEBUNKPORT - Police Station, 101 Main Street, Rte. 9
  • BUXTON - Buxton Police Department, 185 Portland Road
  • BUXTON - Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 226 Parker Farm Rd.

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 wpaterson@une.edu.

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.

Contact Information

If you would like further information about the Northern York County Prescription Drug Coalition, please contact:

William Paterson

Substance Abuse Prevention Project Director

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition

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If you would like further information about the medication return program and each location, contact the local police department listed for each location.

Disclaimer :

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.