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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.

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.

To find a community take-back site nearest you, visit the DOJ/DEA Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations Search Utility.

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Medication disposal centers are located throughout the Geisinger service area.

List of locations:

Centre County

CareSite Pharmacy Gray’s Woods
132 Abigail Lane 
Port Matilda, PA 16870
814-272-1006
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Columbia County

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
Main lobby
549 Fair St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-387-2100
Daily: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cumberland County

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
503 North 21st Street
Camp Hill, PA  17011
717-761-6545
Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 7p.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

Lackawanna County

Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) - Colfax Avenue entrance
1800 Mulberry St.
Scranton, PA 18510
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

CareSite Pharmacy Mt. Pleasant
531 Mt. Pleasant Dr.
Scranton, PA 18503
570-963-2305
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon


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.

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.

Montgomery’s Pharmacy
21 S. Main St. 
Montgomery, PA 17752
Pharmacy hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am- 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 am- 6 pm
Saturday 9 a.m.- noon, closed Wednesday and Sunday

Mifflin County

CareSite Pharmacy Belleville
4752 SR 655, Suite A
Belleville, PA 17004
717-935-2341
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

CareSite Pharmacy Lewistown
21 Geisinger Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044
717-242-4264
Toll-free: 800-325-5140
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

Monroe County

CareSite Pharmacy Mount Pocono
126 Market Way
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344
570-895-5055
Toll-free: 866-295-6047
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.  5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - noon

Montour County

Bush Pavilion Pharmacy
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
570-271-6451
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

CareSite Pharmacy - Woodbine
16 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17821
570-271-8717
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - noon

Northumberland County

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital
Main lobby
4200 Hospital Road
Coal Township, PA 17866
Open 24 hours

Schuylkill County

CareSite Pharmacy Pottsville
529 Terry Reiley Way
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-624-4120
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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: Close

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.