Where to Drop-off Unwanted Medications
The Howard County Police will accept unwanted medication at eight locations on Saturday.
Have any prescription medications from that surgery way back? Don't know what to do with those pills that have been sitting behind your mirror for years?
Howard County police are helping residents anonymously dispose of unwanted and expired medications at eight locations on Saturday, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Take Back Initiative.
This is the fifth drop-off day conducted by the DEA since 2010, and nearly 4,300 law enforcement agencies have collected more than 773 tons of medication, according to a news release from the police department.
In the last drop-off event, Howard County residents returned 513 pounds of both prescription and non-prescription drugs.
Residents can drop off their unwanted medications at the eight locations below from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Intravenous solutions, injectable medications and syringes will not be taken.
- Northern District Police Station, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City
- Southern District Police Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel
- Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
- Long Reach Police Satellite Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia
- North Laurel Police Satellite Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel
- Owen Brown Police Satellite Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
- Oakland Mills Police Satellite Office, 5820 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia
- Wilde Lake Police Satellite Office, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia