Medication Take-Back Program

The Town of Erie is offering a new service for residents, making it easier for you to dispose of your unused and unwanted household medications.   

Why use the Medication Take-Back Program? 
  • Offers Erie residents a way to clear your home of the medications which are no longer needed.
  • Safety of loved ones!  Unused medications could fall into the hands of small children and cause accidental poisoning.
  • Protect our environment.  Flushing or trash disposal of unused and unwanted medications can cause pollution of lakes, streams and water supplies.

How does it work?
  1. Residents purchase a TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelope at the Erie Police Station
  2. Fill the prepaid, tamper-evident envelope with medications, including controlled substances (Schedules II-V)
  3. Seal the envelope with the special tamper-evident seal 
  4. Drop off at any U.S. Postal Office

The envelope costs $4.20, available for purchase at the Erie Police Station 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.