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.