How dangerous is your medicine cabinet?

Almost everyone has unused or expired prescriptions taking up space in our medicine cabinets. Unfortunately, they not only clutter our shelves, they can also be dangerous.

All too often, unused and expired prescriptions end up in the hands of young children and even teenagers. But flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash are not great solutions. The medications then end up in landfills where they can harm the environment and eventually find their way into the water supply.

That's why Geisinger has installed medication disposal boxes at several retail locations in central and northeast Pennsylvania. Just bring your old medications and drop them in the box - problem solved.
Medsafe medication take-back boxes offer patients a safe way to dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

Frequently asked questions

What's accepted in the boxes?
Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, tablets and capsules, liquid medications in the original containers, prescription patches, medical creams and ointments, vitamins, nasal sprays and even pet medications.

Can I bring back narcotics or controlled substances?
Yes. Our boxes are locked and secure so you can return narcotics and controlled substances, and have peace of mind that no one can access them.

Should I leave the prescriptions in their original bottles?
Yes, whenever possible. Remember to black out your name or any other personal information with a marker before returning your medications.

What's not accepted in the boxes?
Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, needles, hydrogen peroxide, compressed cylinders or aerosols (like asthma inhalers), iodine-containing medications, thermometers or alcohol.

When are the boxes available?
The boxes are available for you to dispose of your medications during the pharmacy's regular business hours.

What happens to my meds after they are returned?

Your medications are securely transported to an incinerator for final disposal.

 

List of locations:

 

Columbia County

 

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Main lobby

549 Fair St.

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

570-387-2100

Daily: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Luzerne County

  

CareSite Pharmacy - Dallas

114 Lt. Michael Cleary Dr.

Dallas, PA 18612

570-255-1167

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.  6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.  1 p.m.

 

CareSite Pharmacy - GWV

1000 East Mountain Drive

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

570-808-7969

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday: closed

 

CareSite Pharmacy - CWB

175 S. Wilkes Barre Blvd.

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

570-821-0808

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday: closed

 

Weis Markets

70 Phoenix St.

Duryea, PA 18642

570-451-6390

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Weis Markets

1 Weis Plaza

Nanticoke, PA 18634

570-735-3979

Pharmacy hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Sheehan's Pharmacy

79 E. Carey St.

Plains, PA 18705

570-823-3151

Monday  Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Harrold's Pharmacy

25 Old River Rd.

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

570-822-5794

Monday  Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: closed

 

Lycoming County

  

Weis Markets

305 River Ave.

Williamsport, PA 17701

570-322-5597

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 8 a.m.  8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.  2 p.m.

 

Weis Markets

801 Loyalsock Ave.

Montoursville, PA 17754

570-368-5599

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 9 a.m.  9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.  2 p.m.

 

Weis Markets

1440 Allegheny St.

Jersey Shore, PA 17740

570-398-7757

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 8 a.m.  8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.  3 p.m.

 

Weis Markets

1916 Lycoming Creek Road

Williamsport, PA 17701

570-326-5144

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 9 a.m.  9 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.  2 p.m.

  

Weis Markets

1272 E. Penn St.

Muncy, PA 17756

570-546-7228

Pharmacy hours:

Monday  Friday: 8 a.m.  9 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.  3 p.m.

 

TJ’s Market/Montgomery’s Pharmacy

49 N. Railroad St.

Hughesville, PA 17737

570-584-2005

Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  

Townville Pharmacy at Ben Franklin

2195 Route 442

Muncy, PA 17756

570-546-8672

Monday  Friday: 8:30 a.m.  8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.  6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon  5 p.m.

 

Montour County

  

Bush Pavilion Pharmacy

Geisinger Medical Center

100 N. Academy Ave.

Danville, PA 17822

570-271-6451

Monday  Friday: 7:30 a.m.  8 p.m.

  

Knapper Clinic Pharmacy

100 N. Academy Ave.

Danville, PA 17822

570-271-8717

Monday  Friday: 7:30 a.m.  8 p.m.

Saturday: - 9 a.m.  1 p.m.

 

Northumberland County

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Main lobby

4200 Hospital Road

Coal Township, PA 17866

Open 24 hours

 

Snyder County

 

Shade Mountain Pharmacy

9627 Route 35

Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853

570-539-2050

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

  

Weis Markets

719 Route 522

Selinsgrove, PA 17870

570-374-1210

Pharmacy hours:

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Dauphin County


PA Fish & Boat Commission

1601 Elmerton Ave.

Harrisburg, PA 17110

717-705-7800

Monday  Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 

 

To find a community take-back site nearest you, visit PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs