National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28th, and there are a number of Take-Back events scheduled throughout Hancock County on that day.


The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their Drug Take-Back Day in collaboration with the  Ellsworth Police Department, the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, and Healthy Acadia on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, located at 163 High Street. Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for this free, anonymous service.

In addition, the following police departments are also hosting Drug Take-Back events from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 28th:
Bar Harbor - 37 Firefly Lane
Bucksport - 89 Franklin Street
Mount Desert - 21 Sea Street
Southwest Harbor - 26 Village Green Way
Gouldsboro - 59 Main Street (Prospect Harbor)

For additional disposal opportunities, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Mount Desert, and Southwest Harbor Police Departments all have prescription drug drop boxes located in their lobbies. All boxes are accessible during regular business hours and some are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drop boxes cannot take needles, epinephrine pens, or other sharps.