The Next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be on October 27, 2018.
On Saturday Oct. 27, 2018 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – the Manassas Park Police Department will join with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to provide you with a safe and legal way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. Simply bring them to the collection site for proper disposal at the Manassas Park Police Department (Community Room) – 329 Manassas Drive.
This nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft.
Did you know? (Source: DEA)
• Unused or expired prescription medications are a public-safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
• Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
• The majority of those abusing prescription drugs, including teens, get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
• Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused, or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
• Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs, and as a reminder the MPPD has a drug disposal box on site at the entryway of the MPPD that is available 24hrs / 365 days.
During this initiative, prescription and over-the-counter solid-dosage medications (i.e. tablets and capsules) will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and needles will NOT be accepted.
For more information, please contact Community Resource Officer William Quesenberry @ 703-335-0822