Drug Takeback - Washington DC

What to do with Leftover Medicines

Washington DC

Follow the links below to find options for leftover medication take-back locations in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.

This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.

This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.


Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies in Washington DC and Maryland. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.


Rx Drug Drop Box

This map-based site lists medication take-back locations at law enforcement agencies nearby in Maryland. Rx Drug Drop Box is a program launched by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.


Stay Informed,

Stay Safe!


Click on the image below to download our leftover medicine fact sheet.

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