Loudoun Law Enforcement, DEA Partner for Prescription Take-Back Day
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office partners with local police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the annual “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
Loudoun County residents will be able to discard potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at several sites in the county on the next Take Back Day, Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Ashburn Station: 20272 Savin Hill Drive, Ashburn
Dulles South Public Safety Center: 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, South Riding
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Eastern Loudoun Station: 46620 East Frederick Drive, Sterling
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Western Loudoun Station: 47 W. Loudoun Street, Round Hill
Town of Leesburg Police Department, 65 Plaza Street NE, Leesburg
Town of Purcellville Police Department: 125 Hirst Road, Purcellville
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Since the inception of the DEA take-back program in 2010, over 8,000 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been collected in Loudoun County.
More information from the DEA about the program is online.
Note: Medical “sharps,” such as needles and syringes, are not accepted at Take Back events. Information from the Food and Drug Administration on how to safely dispose of used needles and other sharps is online.