Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Locations
To help residents dispose of unused/expired medicines, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) maintains a database of permanent locations where you can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and other items.
Fairfax County has created a map of drop off locations throughout the region where year round expired/unwanted prescription drugs can be safely disposed of. You can find the map by clicking here.
At these locations you can drop off the following:
- Prescription Patches
- Prescription Medicines
- Prescription Ointments
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medications for pets
The following are NOT accepted:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Aerosol Cans
- Ointments, Lotions or Fluids
- Medication from Businesses
- Needles/EpiPens (Sharps)
Other On-Line Resources
US Food & Drug Administration
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Drug Disposal Information
Virginia Department of Health
How to Dispose of Unused Medicine
The Commonwealth of Virginia provides a web site intended as a comprehensive resource for all Virginians in the fight against opioid misuse and overdose throughout the Commonwealth.