The City of Alexandria encourages residents to safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. A special collection will take place on January 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., although medications may also be taken year-round to one of the permanent drop box locations in Alexandria listed below.
During Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) will staff the following drop-off sites:
- First Baptist Church (2932 King St.)
- Police Department (3600 Wheeler Ave.)
- Fire Station 210 (5255 Eisenhower Ave.)
- The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray (2204 Mt. Vernon Ave.)
Please note that no needles are accepted during the upcoming take-back event or at the permanent drop boxes.
Unwanted medicine can also be dropped off year-round at the following permanent drug drop-off boxes:
- The Neighborhood Pharmacy (2204 Mt. Vernon Ave.), Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Inova Alexandria Hospital (4320 Seminary Road), in the visitor’s lobby, next to the cashier’s window; daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Alexandria Police Department (3600 Wheeler Ave., just inside the entrance), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.