Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - October 26, 2019

Public Meetings
10/26/2019 10:00 am to 10/26/2019 2:00 pm

Event Description

In conjunction with DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

Photo of man looking at medications in his medicine cabinetTake advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

New this year

We will also be collecting vape pens or other e‐cigarette devices (with batteries removed) and cartridges. If the battery cannot be removed, you can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept vape pens/e‐cigarette devices for proper disposal. Can't make it to drop off vape pens on October 26? Contact your local hazardous materials management facility to determine if they accept these devices, and for additional guidance regarding proper disposal.

Why drop off your unwanted medications?

Drug take back programs are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs and are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies.

Safe disposal of unused or expired medications prevents drug abuse and misuse, accidental poisoning, and protects the environment.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Drop off unused or expired medications at a Fairfax County Police district station
    (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles)
  • Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe
  • Safe handling of unused or expired medications:
    • Prevents accidental poisoning
    • Protects the environment
    • Prevents drug abuse

Drop-Off Sites

Need help with a substance abuse issue?

Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board:

Our community partners

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is a partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Fairfax County, the Safe Community Coalition and local businesses, in collaboration with the following Fairfax County government departments:  Police, Health, Economic Initiatives, Neighborhood and Community Services, Public Works and Environmental Services, and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

Printable Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout flyers

Contact for news media inquiries: CSB Communications Team, 703-324-7000.

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