For the sixth year in a row, 11 state, county and city police stations in Montgomery County will participate in the national initiative to properly dispose of leftover prescriptions.
Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop your old prescriptions off at all six Montgomery County police district stations plus municipal police stations in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park and a state police station in the county.
Illegal drugs and needles are not accepted. Drop-offs are anonymous.
Here are the addresses:
- 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
- Chevy Chase Village Police: 5906 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase
- Gaithersburg City Police: 14 Fulks Corner Ave., Gaithersburg
- Maryland State Police: 7915 Montrose Road, Rockville
- Rockville City Police: #2 b W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville (Lobby)
- Takoma Park City Police: 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park (Lobby of community center)
If you can't or don't want to take old medicines to the police, the division of solid waste services offers the following tips for disposing of them:
- Place unwanted or expired medication into a plastic bag (with a seal) or other empty container to prevent liquid medications from leaking out.
- Mix with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust. (Liquid medications can be solidified using kitty litter or sawdust.)
- Seal the bag and/or container.
- Crush pills or tablets.
- Put the bag and/or container containing the medication into your regular household trash.
- Remove the label with the patient’s name from the original medicine vial or bottle.
- Place the empty plastic vial or bottle into your blue recycling bin. Empty aerosol inhalers can be recycled in our blue recycling bin, too.