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The Arlington County Police Department and Arlington County Fire Department have launched a new effort to allow the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New permanent drug-takeback boxes are located at the Arlington police headquarters (2000 block of 14th Street North) as well as at Fire Station #2 (4805 Wilson Blvd.) and Fire Station #9 (1900 South Walter Reed Drive).

The disposal service is without charge and with no questions asked. Prescriptions, vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medications, prescription patches and over-the-counter medications will be accepted; needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, liquids and hydrogen peroxide are not accepted.

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