You CAN help stem the tide of opioid abuse: more than 65 percent of people misusing painkillers get them from friends or family. Taking opioids responsibly means preventing misuse and abuse – never share or sell your medications and ensure proper disposal and storage.

Prescription disposal locations are offered year-round across the Mid-Shore. The collection sites and times are listed here. Twice a year local law enforcement offer a drug-take back day – please contact your local health department for more information.

If you cannot get to a drop box, please call your local health department and ask about medication disposal kits, which are free and easy to use.


Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office

505 Railroad Ave. Centreville

Maryland State Police Barrack “S”

311 Safety Drive Centreville

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Caroline County

Denton Police Department

100 N. 3rd St. Denton

Hours: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. M-F

Talbot County

Maryland State Police Barrack “I”

7053 Ocean Gateway Easton

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Oxford Police Department

101 Market St. Oxford

Hours: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays

St. Michael’s Police Department

       100 South Freemont St. St. Michael’s

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Talbot County Sheriff’s Office\

28712 Glebe Road, Suite 1, Easton

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Dorchester County

Cambridge Police Department

8 Washington St. Cambridge

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Hurlock Police Department

200 Nealson St. Hurlock

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office

829 Fieldcrest Road Cambridge

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Kent County

Kent County Sheriff’s Department

104 Vickers Drive Unit B Chestertown

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Rock Hall Police Department

5885 N. Main St. Rock Hall

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Chestertown Police Department

601 High St, Chestertown

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Call your local health department prevention office for more information:

Dorchester County: 410-228-3223

Talbot County: 410-819-5600

Caroline County: 410-479-8164

Kent County: 410-778-7918

Queen Anne’s County: 410-758-1306

More information on medication disposal is available here.

You can also find a drop-off location via the DEA’s locator.