Safe Disposal

Safe Storage

Store your medications safely, away from children or others who could take your medicine. This may mean locking your medications in a safe or other secure location.

Safe Disposal Don'ts

Throw medicines in the trash.

Flush down the sink or toilet.

Allow anyone else to take your medicine.

Safe Disposal Do's

Dispose of medicines by using an approved medication disposal pouch.

Dispose of medicine by dropping them in a medication drop box.

Why is safe disposal important?

In 2018, nearly five North Carolinians died each day from an unintentional opioid overdose. From 1999-2018, more than 14,500 North Carolinians lost their lives to unintentional opioid overdose. 

Craven County residents are encouraged to protect their families and the community by safely disposing of unused or expired medications at one of the medication drop box locations.

Drop Box Locations 

Craven County Sheriff OfficeCraven County Sheriff's Office

1100 Clarks Road

New Bern, NC 28562

(252) 636-6620

Realo Pharmacy in Bridgeton Realo Discount Drugs

137 Bridgetown Boulevard

Bridgeton, NC 28560

(252) 636-0236

Vanceboro Police Department

Vanceboro Police Department

7905 Main Street

Vanceboro, NC 28586

 (252) 244-0440 

New Bern Police DepartmentNew Bern Police Department

601 George St, 

New Bern, NC 28560 

(252) 633-2020 

Walgreens on Neuse Boulevard


2001 Neuse Boulevard 

New Bern, NC 28560 

(252) 672-8365

Havelock Police Department

2 Governmental Ave

Havelock, NC 28532

(252) 447-3212