Get those old prescription medications out of
your homes safely by taking them to one of five locations in Loudounfrom 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s
Drug Take-Back Day.
The event was created to help people safely remove expired or unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. Such medications should not simply be thrown away or tossed into the water supply by sink or toilet. In addition, leaving certain medicines in your cabinets could present the potential for abuse.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Leesburg Police Department and the Town of Purcellville Police Department will all participate in the program.
The five sites in Loudoun include:
- Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station, 46620 East Frederick Drive, Sterling
- Dulles South Public Safety Center,25216 Loudoun County Parkway, South Riding
- Lansdowne Public Safety Center, 19845 Sandridge Way, Lansdowne
- Leesburg Police Department, 65 Plaza Street, Leesburg
- Bush Tabernacle (Purcellville Police Department), 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
During the most recent take-back event Loudoun County law enforcement agencies collected more than 800 pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, which were them properly destroyed.
Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.