The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Each April and October, The Williamsburg Police Department hosts a drug take back event to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Our collection location is at the:
Williamsburg Municipal Building (Parking Lot)
401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
This is a drive-through drop off event, so you won't even have to exit your vehicle. We accept prescription medication, sharps, and vape cartridges.
For more information, visit the DEA's Drug Take Back website.
The next Drug Take Back event will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am - 2pm.
Other Disposal Methods
If you cannot make it to this event, there are other safe ways to dispose of unused medications safely. Both the Riverside Doctors Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center have collection locations. In the City, Walgreens and CVS offer this service, as do other pharmacies so check with yours. The Williamsburg Police Department has a limited supply of safe disposal kits at the police station for small amounts of medication as well. Please dispose of your unused medication safely.