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Medication Disposal

Got Unwanted Medications?

Year-Round Medication Disposal - No Sharps, Needles, or Liquids allowed

During COVID, Medication Disposal is Still Available at the Chatham County Detention Center, Siler City Police Dept. & Siler City Pharmacy.  Medications can be dropped off at the drive-thru window at the Pittsboro Police Dept.


Information about Sheriff's Office Mobile Drop Box events can be found at

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WHEN:   April 15, 2023

                 July 15, 2023

                 November 18, 2023


Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility

28 County Services Road

Pittsboro, North Carolina 27330

TIME:  from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Safely dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted/unneeded medications for FREE!

Bring Unwanted Medicines to the HHW event.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will provide a free “take back” of unwanted medicines during HHW events as a safe way for residents to get rid of unwanted medications.  Unfortunately, no needles, sharps, or liquids will be accepted.


For Chatham County residents

  • No decal is required, but you'll need a current NC drivers license

  • HHW is only for households; no hazardous waste from businesses will be accepted

  • HHW events are a way for residents to dispose of hazardous materials safely.



What Household Hazardous Wastes can you take back?

The county accepts such items as paints, solvents, stains, bleach, aerosols, cleaners, pesticides, brake fluid, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, etc. 


For a complete list, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste webpage or contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 919-542-5516.


George Greger-Holt


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