May 27 through June 1 is Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout


Help our community by monitoring and properly disposing of your unused or expired medications. Doing this prevents accidental poisoning or abuse by others, and protects the environment.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is sponsored by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County in collaboration with local businesses and these Fairfax County partners: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Neighborhood and Community Services, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Public Works and Environmental Services, Office of Public Private Partnerships, and Channel 16.

When Can I Drop Off Medications?

Bring unused or expired medications (just pills or liquids – no pressurized canisters or needles) to your local Fairfax County district police station for disposal anytime from Monday, May 27 through Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Disposal is free, convenient, confidential and safe.

Visit the Health Department's "Don't Flush" page for more information about proper disposal of medications year-round.

Drop-off sites

Franconia District Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310

Reston District Station
12000 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Mason District Station
6507 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

Sully District Station
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151

Mount Vernon District Station
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152

Why Do We Need to Keep Medications Safe?

Clearing out unused or expired medications prevents accidental poisoning, drug abuse, and environmental pollution. In a 2011 survey, approximately 1 in 16 Fairfax County high school students responded that they had abused prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter medications in the previous month. Nationally, prescription drug abuse is a growing problem with all ages.

Safe Handling of Medications Year-Round

To learn how to safely dispose of your expired and unused medications from home year-round, visit the Health Department’s medicine disposal Web page and watch our short YouTube video describing how to safely dispose of your medications. Also keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Read the material provided with all prescribed medications to know how to use them safely.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any possible risks, especially for abuse.
  • Talk to your children. Let them know to never take medications without your knowledge.
  • Keep track of and secure your medications.

Visit our Services page or call 703-934-5477, TTY 711 for more information about CSB Wellness & Health Promotion programs.

Learn more about how to safely dispose of your medications.




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