Take pharmaceuticals and other prescription drugs to a designated disposal site. The Vermont Department of Health maintains a map of medication disposal sites throughout the state as well as other information about Vermont’s Prescription Drug Disposal System. Middlebury and Bristol Village Police Departments accept all prescription drugs. Marbleworks Pharmacy in Middlebury, Bristol, and Vergennes also offer collection of prescription drugs and over the counter medications. Call the station or pharmacy for more information.
Do not put pharmaceuticals down the drain! Water treatment plants and septic tanks are not designed to remove these chemicals and they can adversely affect aquatic life and all animals (including ourselves) if they wind up in the watershed.
The following additional types of medications should also be kept out of the trash:
- Head lice shampoo – accepted at the District Transfer Station HazWaste Center.
- Chemotherapy drugs – seek disposal advice from a healthcare professional.
- Anti-neoplastic medicine – seek disposal advice from a healthcare professional.
Fees vary for disposal options; please contact the companies directly for a quote.