It is important that unused/unwanted prescription drugs be disposed of appropriately and without harm to the environment.
In 12 locations throughout the County, police collected 27 bags of prescription drugs, which weighed a total of 609 pounds. Rockville City Police, along with the County Sheriff’s Office, collected another 13 bags, which weighed 364 pounds. The returned medications are incinerated according to federal and state environmental guidelines.
A total of 57 Maryland law enforcement agencies took part, providing 109 collection sites statewide. They collected (including the Montgomery County totals) 11,119 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs.
The following law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County have prescription drug collection boxes available to the public at their stations for use throughout the year. These locations will accept prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications only. Liquids, illicit drugs, needles, sharps and syringes cannot be accepted as part of these take-back programs:
- Chevy Chase Village Police – 5906 Connecticut Ave.
- Gaithersburg Police – 14 Fulks Corner Ave.
- Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack – 7915 Montrose Road
- Takoma Park Police – 7500 Maple Ave.