FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Curbside Drop-Off of Expired Medications, an Important Community Service
Hagerstown, Md. (June 17, 2022) – Expired and unused medications of all kinds will be collected curbside Wednesday, June 22, as part of continuing local efforts to keep the community safer and drugs out of the hands of children and other vulnerable populations. Drop offs may be made between 1-3 p.m.
The take-back event in the lower end of the parking lot of Washington County Health Department’s behavioral health services – located at 925 North Burhans Blvd. – is coordinated by the health agency in partnership with the Hagerstown Police Department, Project Act Now and Washington Goes Purple. Funding is provided by the Maryland Department of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
With the exception of liquid medications and durable medical equipment, expired over-the-counter and prescription drugs will be collected. Expired vitamins, medications prescribed for pets that are no longer needed and unused syringes will also be collected.
Prescription labels do not need to be removed from pill bottles and collection is curbside, with no questions asked upon drop off. Events like drug take-backs are one of many efforts organized in Washington County as part of the ongoing work of public health officials and their partners.