Flushing medication down the toilet threatens human health and the environment. You should dispose of unwanted medication in your household trash by following these steps.
For more detailed instructions, see the "Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medicine" fact sheet.
CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens Pharmacy and Rite Aid Pharmacy do not accept customer medications for disposal. They do, however, offer the TakeAway Environmental Return Program for purchase. Customers can buy a self-address envelope from the pharmacies for $3.99, fill with their unused/unwanted medications (EXCLUDING CONTROLLED MEDICATIONS) and mail them for secure and safe disposal. Call CVS/Pharmacy at 1-888-607-4287, Walgreens at 1-800-925-4733 or Rite-Aid at 1-800-748-3243 for more information.
Some local governments may also offer one-day take-back programs through their public safety or solid waste departments. Check with your local government to see if any events are scheduled.
S.C. residents can review this listing for opportunities to immediately dispose of unwanted medications. These locations offer free, environmentally-safe disposal and may serve as an additional option to biannual DEA drug take back days. If your area is not included in this list, check back often for updates, as we will include new locations throughout the state as they are identified.
|Fairfield||Fairfield Co Sheriff's Department||350 Columbia Rd, Winnsboro||803-635-4141||Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00|
|Florence||Florence County Sheriff's Department||6719 Friendfield Rd, Effingham||843-665-2121||Mon-Fri 8-5|
|Greenville||Greenville County Sheriff & Greenville City Police Department||4 McGee St, Greenville||864-271-5333||24/7|
|Horry||Horry County Police Department||ML Brown Public Safety Building 2560 North Main St, Conway||843-915-5350||Mon-Fri 8-5|
|Horry||Myrtle Beach Police Department||1101 North Oak St, Myrtle Beach||843-918-1382||24/7|
|Horry||North Myrtle Beach Public Safety||1015 Second Ave South North Myrtle Beach||843-280-5511||24/7|
|Lancaster||Lancaster Co Sheriff's Department||1520 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster||803-283-3388||24/7|
|Lancaster||Lancaster Co -Indian Land Sub||8290 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land||803-283-3388||call to have officer meet you|
|Lexington||Lexington County Sheriff's Department||521 Gibson Rd main lobby, Lexington||803-785-8230||24/7|
|Richland||Richland County Sheriff's Department||5623 Two Notch Rd, Columbia||803-573-3000||24/7|
|Richland||Richland County Region 1||2615-B Lower Richland Blvd by Lower Richland High School, Cola||803-576-1470||9-11 Mondays & Wednesdays|
|Richland||Richland County Region 2||7201 Two Notch Rd Cola
in Columbia Mall upper level by Sears
|803-576-3444||9-11 Mondays & Wednesdays|
|Richland||Richland County Region 3||6429 Bishop Ave Cola||803-576-2215||9-11 Mondays & Wednesdays|
|Richland||Richland County Region 4||1019 Beatty Rd Cola||803-576-1455||9-11 Mondays & Wednesdays|
|Richland||Richland County Region 7||1405 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Cola||803-576-1420||9-11 Mondays & Wednesdays|
|Sumter||Sumter Co Sheriff's Office||1285 North Main St, Sumter||803-436-2450||8:30-5:00|
|Sumter||Sumter Police Department||107 E Hampton St, Sumter||803-436-2700||8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri|
|Union||Union County Sheriff's Department||220 W Main St, Union||864-429-1612||Mon-Fri 8-5|
|York||York County Sheriff's Department||1675-2A York Hwy (Moss Justice Center)||803-628-3059||24/7|
|York||Clover Police Department||112 Bethel St, Clover||803-222-9494||24/7|
|York||Fort Mill Police Department||111 Academy St, Fort Mill||803-547-2022||24/7|
|York||Tega Cay Police Department||7705 Tega Cay Dr, Tega Cay||803-548-0340||24/7|
|York||Rock Hill Police Department||120 E Black St, Rock Hill||803-329-7282||24/7|
|York||Winthrop Police Department||526 Myrtle Dr, Rock Hill||803-323-3333||24/7|
|York||York Police Department||12 N Roosevelt St, York||803-684-3886||24/7|