Up and down Delmarva police departments marked National Drug Take Back Day this past weekend.
State officials said that since 2010 the program has collected more than 76-thousand pounds of medication.
WBOC reports that the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services says that the program allows people to safely dispose of unused medication.
Governor John Carney said the program was part of a state effort to reduce drug addiction along with education and prevention efforts.
Delaware state officials also said it keeps pharmaceuticals out of the waterways and prevents overdoses.
There are a number of locations in Delaware, Maryland and the Eastern Shore of Virginia that can be used for dropping off medications at any time.