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Medication Disposal

Got Unwanted Medications?

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


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

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WHEN:   April 20, 2024

                 July 20, 2024

                 November 16, 2024


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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