Drug Take-Back Day: Dispose of Drugs Safely April 27 at Police Stations Across the County

Montgomery County residents have a safe, free and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27.

Montgomery County law enforcement agencies are participating in the national event which is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to deal with the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft.

Bring your unused medications for disposal to any one of the 15 drop-off locations in Montgomery County between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked.

Drop-off locations in Montgomery County:



2nd District (Bethesda) Station – 4823 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda

Village of Friendship Heights Community Center – 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Village Police Station – 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase


North Creek Community Center – 20125 Arrowhead Road, Montgomery Village

Asbury Methodist Village – Apartment Center Lobby – 301 Odendhal Avenue, Building 405

Gaithersburg Police Station – 14 Fulks Corner, Gaithersburg


5th District (Germantown) Station – 20000 Aircraft Drive, Germantown


Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington – 6125 Montrose Road

Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriffs – Rockville City Police Station 2 W. Montgomery Avenue (Lobby of Rockville City Police building)

Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack – 7915 Montrose Road

Silver Spring

3rd District (Silver Spring) Station – 1001 Milestone Drive, Silver Spring

Silver Spring Civic Center – 1 Veterans’ Plaza, Silver Spring

Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police at Takoma Park City Building Lobby – 7500 Maple Avenue


4th District (Wheaton) Station – 2300 Randolph Road

Wheaton MedStar Pharmacy – 3305 North Leisure World Boulevard, Silver Spring


The last National Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds.

For additional ways of disposing old medications safely and legally, visit this DEA webpage.  All the medications returned on Drug Take Back Day will be incinerated by the DEA according to federal and state environmental guidelines.

The original headline has been corrected. The Drug Take-Back Day is April 27.

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2 Responses to “Drug Take-Back Day: Dispose of Drugs Safely April 27 at Police Stations Across the County”

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    On April 22, 2019 at 9:35 am responded with... #

    Headline says April 28. First paragraph says April 27. Which is it? Thanks

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      On April 22, 2019 at 10:42 am responded with... #

      The original headline has been corrected. The Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27th.

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