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Anonymous Medicine Drop-Off This Saturday

This Saturday (Oct. 27) Fairfax County residents will have a chance to safely and anonymously rid themselves of all those old pills stockpiled in the medicine cabinet.

Those in the Tysons area can dump their unused or expired medicine at the McLean district police station at 1437 Balls Hill Road free of charge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The drop off is only taking pills and liquids, no needles or pressurized canisters.

Other FCPD stations will also be open for drop offs.

Getting rid of unused or expired medicine is important, as abuse, misuse or accidental poisoning can lead to serious health problems, but simply washing the pills down the drain or throwing them away can lead to environmental issues when the medicine filters into a body of water.

Last year’s Operation Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out collected a total 2,623 lbs of drugs across the county, with 264 lbs collected in the McLean district.

For those with a substance abuse issue, services are available in Fairfax via:

  • Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711)
  • Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080)
  • CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500
  • Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies

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