Oct 26: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Oct 26: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
When: Saturday, Oct 26 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where:
● Fire Station #1, 500 S. Glebe Rd
● Fire Station #2, 4805 Wilson Blvd
● Fire Station #9, 1900 S. Walter Reed Dr

Prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This disposal service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Please note: The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. Only pills or patches will be accepted.

To safely dispose of sharps, Arlington County recommends placing the item in a hard-plastic container, such as a detergent bottle, securing the container and placing it in your trash cart. Do not put this container in your recycling. If you need more information, contact your local pharmacist.

Arlington County has 4 permanent drug take-back boxes

Items accepted at the drug take-back boxes are prescriptions, vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medications, prescription patches and over-the-counter medications. Items not accepted are needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, lotions or liquids and hydrogen peroxide.

The public can safely dispose of prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no questions asked at the following locations:
● Fire Station #2, 4805 Wilson Blvd
● Fire Station #5, 1750 S. Hayes St
● Fire Station #9, 1900 S. Walter Reed Dr
● Arlington County Police Department, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd