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MCPD Participates in National DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The 6th National DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held this Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.  The Montgomery County Police will host drop-off locations at the six district police stations.  These locations will accept expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Illicit drugs and needles cannot be accepted as a part of this take back program.

The police department drop-off locations are as follows :*

  • 1st District Station: 1451 Seven Locks Road, Rockville
  • 2nd District Station: 7359 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda
  • 3rd District Station: 801 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring
  • 4th District Station: 2300 Randolph Road, Wheaton
  • 5th District Station: 20000 Aircraft Drive, Germantown
  • 6th District Station: 45 West Watkins Mill Road, Gaithersburg
*A collection box will be available for parking lot drop-off.   If there is inclement weather, a drop-off box will be located in the lobby of each station.

For a complete list of county locations participating in the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, please view the documents below.

Also, please note that special disposal of medicine as household hazardous waste is not necessary.  The County's Division of Solid Waste Services makes the following suggestions when disposing of medicine in household trash:

  1. Place unwanted or expired medication into a plastic bag (with a seal) or other empty container to prevent liquid medications from leaking out.
  2. Mix with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust. (Liquid medications can be solidified using kitty litter or sawdust.)
  3. Seal the bag and/or container.
  4. Crush pills or tablets.
  5. Put the bag and/or container containing the medication into your regular household trash.
  6. Remove the label with the patient's name from the original medicine vial or bottle.
  7. Place the empty plastic vial or bottle into your blue recycling bin. Empty aerosol inhalers can be recycled in our blue recycling bin, too.



Drug Take -Back Day in English

Drug Take -Back Day in Spanish

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