Vienna Police to Participate in Drug Take Back

Vienna Police to Participate in Drug Take Back

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.

In conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state and local law  enforcement agencies, the Vienna Police Department will again participate in a one-day initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from area homes.  

On Oct. 23, 2021, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Vienna Police Department will  have a collection site for old, expired, unused, or unwanted medications. Prescription medications, controlled or non-controlled substances, and over the counter drugs may be turned in anonymously at  the collection point inside the Vienna Police Department temporary facility located at 301 Center Street,  South, Vienna, Va. 22180 (the former Faith Baptist Church).  

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing it and disposing of it  directly into the collection box. If an original container is used, the individual should consider removing  any identifying information from the prescription label. Liquid products should remain sealed in their original container to prevent leakage.  

DEA will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers only after the  batteries are removed from the devices. 

Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to associated hazards (The only exception is Epipen). 

Commercial businesses, pharmacies, or other medical facilities may not use this as a means to discard  expired medications or medical waste.  

For DEA Authorized Collectors that provide year-round drop-off locations to the public to  dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals, go to Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations.