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DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites

Friday, September 28, 2012

DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-Back Sites

The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on September 29

Washington, DC – District of Columbia residents will have the option to safely dispose of household medications at drug take-back sites throughout the city. The upcoming “Take-Back” initiative, being held on Saturday, September 29, is an effort to safely collect unused and expired medications and prevent improper drug disposal and distribution.

The DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority are encouraging District residents to participate in this nation-wide effort. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in conjunction with state and local governments, law enforcements, community, and public health organizations will host the drug “Take-Back” initiative for the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland areas. 

The drug “Take-Back” initiative will help educate the public of proper medication disposal methods, as well as offer local take-back collection centers for people wanting to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medicines. Collection centers will be facilitated by the Washington area DEA, who will work with state and local police departments throughout the region to help collect and destroy medications.

The DEA will offer several collection sites this Saturday, September, 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The service is free and anonymous. Below is a list of collection sites in the District of Columbia.

Collection Site Address
FIRST POLICE DISTRICT 101 M STREET, SW
FIRST DISTRICT SUBSTATION 500 E STREET, SE
SECOND POLICE DISTRICT 3320 IDAHO AVENUE, SW
THIRD POLICE DISTRICT 750 PARK ROAD, NW
FOURTH POLICE DISTRICT 6001 GEORGIA AVENUE, NW
FIFTH POLICE DISTRICT 1805 BLADENSBURG ROAD, NE
SIXTH POLICE DISTRICT 100 42ND STREET, NE
FREDERICK DOUGLAS HOME 1411 WEST STREET, SE

U.S. CAPITOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS COLLECTION BOX LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE D STREET DOOR AND U.S.CAPITOL POLICE SERGEANT APRIL ARANYOSI

119 D STREET, NE
UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 4200 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW BUILDNG 39/ROOM C-04
WISCONSIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH 3920 ALTON PLACE, NW
BOLING AFB EXCHANGE 195 CHAPPIE JAMES BLVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search additional locations near you or view this searchable map. For more information on Take-Back Day, visit www.dea.gov