MPD & DEA Hosting Prescription Drug Take-Back Events This Week
Do you have any old or unneeded prescription drugs and don’t know how to dispose of them? This Saturday, you can take them to the MPD police stations and substations to get rid of them.
From a press release:
Prescription Drug Take-Back Events This Week
Help keep the environment clean by safely disposing of unused prescriptions
The US Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a nation-wide Prescription Drug Take-Back Event where individuals can bring their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs to them for safe disposal. This service is free, anonymous and no questions are asked. Proper disposal of unused drugs is important to saving lives and protecting our environment. If thrown in the trash, unused drugs can be retrieved, used by teens or children or sold on the streets. If flushed, unused drugs can contaminate our water supply.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous take-back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds of pills.
On Wednesday April 27 The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) and The Department of Health are hosting prescription take-back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:
- One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street NW)
- DOH Lobby (899 N. Capital Street NE)
Additional sites accepting prescription medications on Saturday April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are:
- First District Station (101 M Street SW)
- First District Sub Station (500 E Street SE)
- Second District Station (3320 Idaho Avenue NW)
- Third District Station (1620 V Street NW)
- Fourth District Station (6001 Georgia Avenue NW)
- Fourth District Sub Station (750 Park Road NW)
- Fifth District Station (1805 Bladensburg Road NE)
- Sixth District Station (100 42nd Street NE)
- Seventh District Station (2455 Alabama Avenue SE)