Great News! Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a huge success! Thank you to all who safely disposed of their old medications and helped spread the word. At the last Take Back Day, the statewide grand total weight collected was 7,165 pounds in 276 boxes. This is the largest collection in Vermont since the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative began in September 2010! In fact, we’ve come a long way since that first Take Back Day event when 1,130 pounds were collected. Congratulations to Washington County where an amazing total of 38 boxes weighing 948 pounds made a big contribution to the state totals.

And it is not too late to still use the permanent drop boxes in place. You can find them at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Montpelier Police Department, Barre City and Barre Town Police Departments, Northfield and Berlin Police Departments, Central Vermont Medical Center main lobby, and Kinney Drugs on the Barre-Montpelier Road and in Waterbury.

Free, postage-paid Medication Mail-Back envelopes are accessible online at

Local law enforcement, Vermont Department of Health, and Central Vermont New Directions Coalition appreciate the efforts and thank you for doing your part.