Prescription Drug Disposal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that many individuals may not be able to access dropbox locations in the community. If this applies to you, please refer to the following resources for safe medication disposal at home: Preventing Medicine Abuse From Home and Prescription Medication Storage & Disposal.

According to the CDC and SAMHSA, most teens and adults who misuse prescription pain relievers report that they got them from family and friends, including their own home’s medicine cabinets. Many of us have expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at home. Information about how to prevent prescription drug misuse at home, including how to store, keep inventory of and dispose of medications safely, can be found here.

Proper disposal is the best way to ensure our prescription medications are not accessed or used in a way that is unsafe or illegal. The DEA hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Days twice a year (in April and October). However, if you’re unable to attend an event and don’t want to wait for the next one, there are several options for locating a year-round drug disposal collection site in your community.

If you live in Gwinnett County or DeKalb County and have unused or unwanted prescription drugs, excluding liquids, inhalants and needles, they can be brought to disposal drop boxes at all of the below locations. If you don’t live in those counties but are interested in finding a drug disposal location in your community, view this list of drop box locations throughout Georgia provided by The Council on Alcohol and Drugs.

Please note that GUIDE is not affiliated with any of the below locations. This is not a complete list of all disposal locations and is subject to change. We recommend calling the location ahead of time to confirm their hours and ensure there is still a prescription drug disposal drop box at the site.

 

Prescription Drug Disposal Drop Box Locations in Gwinnett County

Duluth

City of Duluth Police Department
3276 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 770-476-4151
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday

Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Comprehensive Medical Center
3650 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 404-965-0966
Hours: 7 am – 11 pm
Monday- Sunday

Lawrenceville

City of Lawrenceville Police Department
300 Jackson Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-963-2443
Hours: Open 24 Hours

CVS Pharmacy
620 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: 770-339-1801
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-619-6500
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Walgreens Pharmacy
2900 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: 770-978-6475
Hours: 6 am – 12 am
Monday – Sunday

Lilburn

City of Lilburn Police Department
76 Main Street
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 770-921-2211
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Loganville

Walgreens Pharmacy
4398 Atlanta Highway
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: 678-639-0213
Hours: 7 am – 11 pm
Monday – Sunday

Norcross

City of Norcross Police Department
65 Lawrenceville Street
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770-448-2111
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Walgreens Pharmacy
5985 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: 678-421-9599
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Snellville

City of Snellville Police Department
2315 Wisteria Drive SW
Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: 770-985-3555
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Sugar Hill

Kaiser Permanente Sugar Hill-Buford Medical Center
1435 Broadmoor Boulevard
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Phone: 678-765-5680
Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed Holidays

Prescription Drug Disposal Drop Box Locations in DeKalb County

Atlanta

Brookhaven Police Department 
2665 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: 404-637-0600
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Chamblee

Chamblee Police Department
3518 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770-986-5005
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Clarkston

Clarkston Police Department 
3921 Church Street
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 404-292-9465
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Georgia State University, Perimeter College 
G Building, Room 1180
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 678-891-3200
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Decatur

Decatur Police Department 
420 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-373-6551

Georgia State University, Decatur Campus
SA Building, 1st Floor
3251 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 678-891-2300
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Doraville

Doraville Police Department 
3750 Park Avenue
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: 770-455-1000
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Dunwoody

Dunwoody Police Department 
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: 678-382-6900
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Georgia State University, Perimeter College 
Student Center, Main Entrance Lobby
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: 770-274-5000
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Lithonia

Kaiser Permanente Stonecrest Medical Center Pharmacy
8011 Mall Parkway
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone: 678-323-7585
Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Lithonia Police Department
6920 Main Street
Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: 770-482-8947
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Monday – Friday

Stone Mountain

Walgreens
5320 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 404-508-7166
Hours: 7 am – 11 pm (Monday – Friday), 8 am – 11 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

Tucker

Kaiser Permanente Crescent Medical Center Pharmacy 
200 Crescent Centre Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770-496-3523
Hours: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Monday – Friday

If you know of additional drop box locations in Gwinnett County or DeKalb County that are not on this list, or if you have any questions about prescription drug disposal, please contact Michael Davis at michael@guideinc.org.

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