County to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Montgomery County is encouraging residents to drop off unused or expired prescription drugs at designated locations this Saturday, as the county participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an initiative by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Getting rid of unneeded prescription drugs serves as a “measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction,” according to the DEA website.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, Montgomery County residents can drop off unneeded prescription drugs at the following locations:

  • Bethesda
    • Friendship Heights Community Center
    • Montgomery County Police, Second District station
  • Gaithersburg
    • Gaithersburg City Police station
    • Montgomery County Police, Sixth District station
    • North Creek Community Center
  • Germantown
    • Montgomery County Police, Fifth District station
  •  Rockville
    • Jewish Community Center
    • Montgomery County Police, First District station
    • Rockville City Police station
  • Silver Spring
    • Montgomery County Police, Third District station
  • Wheaton
    • Medstar Health: Medical Center at Leisure World
    • Montgomery County Police, Fourth District station
  • Takoma Park
    • Takoma Park Community Center/Takoma Park Police station

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