National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 24th, 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 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the old Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce building, located at 163 High Street. Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for this free, anonymous service.

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 e 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drop boxes cannot take needles, epinephrine pens, or other sharps.

The police stations are located at

  • Bar Harbor - 37 Firefly Lane
  • Bucksport - 89 Franklin Street
  • Ellsworth - 1 City Hall Plaza
  • Hancock County Sheriff's Department - 50 State Street Ellsworth
  • Mount Desert - 21 Sea Street
  • Southwest Harbor - 26 Village Green Way