Help our community by monitoring and properly disposing of your unused or expired medications. Doing this prevents accidental poisoning or abuse by others, and protects the environment.
Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board in partnership with many Fairfax County government departments and coalitions, private treatment providers and local businesses.
Bring unused or expired medications (just pills or liquids – no pressurized canisters or needles) to your local Fairfax County district police station for disposal anytime from Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14, 2011.
Disposal is free, convenient, confidential and safe.
Visit the Health Department's "Don't Flush" page for more information about proper disposal of medications year-round.
Fair Oaks District Station
Franconia District Station
Mason District Station
McLean District Station
Mount Vernon District Station
Reston District Station
Sully District Station
West Springfield District Station
Clearing out unused or expired medications prevents accidental poisoning, drug abuse, and environmental pollution. In a 2009 survey, approximately 1 in 13 Fairfax County high school students responded that they had abused prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter medications in the previous month. Nationally, prescription drug abuse is a growing problem with all ages.
To learn how to safely dispose of your expired and unused medications from home year-round, visit the Health Department’s medicine disposal Web page and watch our short video describing how to safely dispose of your medications. Also keep these safety tips in mind:
Visit our Programs page or call 703-934-5477, TTY 711 for more information about CSB Wellness & Health Promotion programs.