Turn in Unwanted Drugs
City of Fairfax police, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, as part of the national Drug Take-Back Day. People with unused and unwanted prescription drugs may take them to the police headquarters lobby at 3730 Old Lee Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over-the-counter medications also will be accepted. Drop-off is anonymous, and no identification or prescription information is required.
Disposal of medications is a national concern, with reports of prescription drug chemicals found in some water sources and leaching out of landfills. The drug take-back program affords citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of currently unneeded medications.
Recycle During Electric Sunday
Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices—such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes—including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events.
The next one is slated for Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.