How To Dispose Unused Medicine Safely In Alexandria

If you wonder what to do with your leftover medication then worry not because the City of Alexandria has alternatives for safe disposal, both through drug take-back days and permanent disposal boxes located around the city.

Police Chief Michael L. Brown cuts the ribbon on the new permanent 24-hour drop box at the police department on Saturday, Jan. 25

According to the Alexandria Gazette, “The City of Alexandria holds Prescription Drug Take Back Days quarterly. Saturday, Jan. 25 Officer Matt O’Malley sits at a table just inside Police Headquarters with a bin for disposal of unused medications. Along with the collection of medications on site, he is handing out packets of DETERRA, which deactivates drugs safely and quickly at home for people who can’t make it to a disposal site.”

As per Alexandria Gazette, “Alexandria began participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in September 2010. They have expanded from spring and fall events to quarterly drug take back days and are now the only locale in the nation to hold four take back days annually. Drop off sites include First Baptist Church, Alexandria Police Department Headquarters, Fire Station 210 and the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray. Permanent drop boxes are located at the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray every day with differing hours, Inova Alexandria Hospital from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, and the Alexandria Police Department just inside the entrance 24 hours a day.”

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