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WILMINGTON, N.C. – To encourage the proper disposal of unwanted medications, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional healthcare, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties.

Nineteen locations in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Bladen and Duplin counties are scheduled to accept all medications and syringes on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Please keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

Locations include:

New Hanover County

NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington

NHRMC ExpressCare, 510 Carolina Bay Drive, Wilmington

NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, 9104 Market St., Wilmington

Carolina Beach Police Department, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach

New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington

UNCW Police Department, 5126 Lionfish Drive, Wilmington

New Hanover Medical Group – Myrtle Grove, 5145 S. College Road, Wilmington

MedNorth Health Center, 925 N. Fourth St., Wilmington

 

Brunswick County

NHRMC Health & Diagnostics Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Dr., Leland

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Dr. NE, Bolivia

 

Pender County

Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Freemont St., Burgaw

Island Family Medicine, 2540 N.C. 210 East, Surf City

Village Pharmacy of Hampstead, Inc., 14057 US-17 #100, Hampstead

Black River Health Services, Inc., 4811 N.C. 50, Maple Hill

 

Onslow County

Onslow Memorial Hospital, 317 Western Blvd., Jacksonville

 

Bladen County

Anderson Drug Store, 206 South Poplar St., Elizabethtown

Clarkton Drug, 80 East Green St., Clarkton

Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 102 Main St., Bladenboro

 

Duplin County

Vidant Duplin Hospital, 401 N. Main, St., Kenansville

 

For those who cannot attend the event, permanent drop boxes are available in many locations in Southeastern NC for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medications. No needles or biohazard materials are accepted in the drop boxes. To find a location, visit https://www.nhrmc.org/medication-disposal

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