Take 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.
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.
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.
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.
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