Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The National Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” will occur today (April 27) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The initiative, which began in 2010 is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of pill abuse and theft that occur nationwide. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring unused or expired prescription medications and over-the-counter medications. Illicit drugs and needles cannot be accepted as part of this take back program.
Locations in Montgomery County:
Chevy Chase Village Police Drug Take Back Location
5906 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase
Gaithersburg City Police Take Back Location
14 Fulks Corner, Gaithersburg
Maryland State Police
7915 Montrose Rd, Rockville
Montgomery County Police Drug Take-Back Locations
1st District (Rockville) Station – 1451 Seven Locks Road, Rockville
2nd District (Bethesda) Station – 7359 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda
3rd District (Silver Spring) Station – 801 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring
4th District (Wheaton) Station – 2300 Randolph Road, Wheaton
5th District (Germantown) Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive, Germantown
6th District (Gaithersburg) Station – 45 West Watkins Mill Road, Gaithersburg
Rockville City Police Drug Take Back Location
New Rockville City Police Building Lobby – #2B W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville
Takoma Park Police Drug Take Back Location
Takoma Park Community Center Lobby – 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
The DEA is particularly interested in medications containing controlled substances, but will accept any prescription medicines brought for disposal. All sites will take pills of all kinds. If possible, prescription labels should be removed or personal information should be blacked out; but pill bottles will still be accepted if the labels are attached. No questions will be asked. This is an opportunity to safely clean out a medicine cabinet of drugs that are no longer needed.
For additional ways of disposing old medications safely and legally, visit Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services website.
View or print the Take-Back Day location flyers.