Prescription Drug Drop Boxes Available at Six MCPD District Stations

The following six Montgomery County Police Department District Stations officially have prescription drug disposal boxes available for residents to use: Rockville District, Bethesda District, Silver Spring District, Wheaton District, Germantown District, and the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village District.

Residents can use these boxes to drop off unused, expired, unwanted prescription medications safely. The boxes are available seven days a week and 24 hours a day. An MCPD news release says, “Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.”

MCPD lists the following as acceptable items to drop off:

  • Prescriptions
  • Vitamins
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Pet Medications
  • Prescription Patches
  • Over-the-Counter Medications

The following items are not accepted:

  • Needles
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Thermometers
  • Lotions or Liquids
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Anyone dropping off a prescription should wear a mask and follow regular coronavirus safety practices.

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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