Prescription Medication

American's 12 to 17 years old made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them in for proper disposal.

Learn how to properly dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications in Prescription Drug Drop Boxes.
2021.11.29 - Medication Disposal Resource Guide (CARA).pdf

Please wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart from others when visiting pharmacies.

Dispose of your medications properly. Here are a few drop box locations in the south Miami-Dade area:

Royal Palm Drug - My Pharmacy

806 N Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030

Care Pharmacy and Compounding

1631 NE 8 St., Homestead, FL 33033

Naranja Discount Pharmacy

27140 S Dixie Hwy., Naranja FL 33032

New Life Pharmacy

22041 S Dixie Hwy., Bay 22149, Miami, FL 33170

Advance Pharmacy Solution

10910 SW 184 St., Miami, FL 33157

Accepted Items:


(Schedule II-V controlled & non-controlled substances)


Prescription Ointments

Pet Medications

Prescription Patches

Over-the-Counter Medications

Unaccepted Items:



Aerosol Cans


Lotions or Liquids

Hydrogen Peroxide

Can't make it to a physical location? No worries, request a Deterra Pouch.

Deterra Pouches are a convenient, environmentally sound option for proper drug disposal right at home for those who are unable to make it to a physical prescription medication drug drop box. (Adapted from OhioRx Disposal)