Arlington County has taken a proactive measure in the fight against prescription drug abuse by installing three permanent drug-take back boxes. The public can now safely and securely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. This disposal service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. The permanent drug take-back boxes are located at:
- Arlington County Fire Station #2 – 4805 Wilson Boulevard
- Arlington County Fire Station #9 – 1900 S. Walter Reed Drive
- Arlington County Police Department – 2000 block of 14th Street N.
Items accepted at the drug take-back boxes are prescriptions, vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medications, prescription patches and over-the-counter medications. Items not accepted are needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, lotions or liquids and hydrogen peroxide.
Please help promote this potentially lifesaving service to anyone in your community who may benefit by posting our flyer.