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 DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
The Williamsburg Police Department has partnered with the Williamsburg Fire Department to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Our collection location is at the Fire Station located at 440 N. Boundary St. This is a drive through drop off event, so you won't even have to exit your vehicle.
For more information about this program, or to find an alternate location nationwide Click Here.
The next Drug Take Back event will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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 your unused medication safely.
Community Engagement Bureau
425 Armistead Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-2331