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Sunday, September 23, 2012

This is the week to safely dispose of unneeded medications

If you’ve got unused, expired medications clogging up your medicine cabinet, you can dispose of them safely by dropping them off at Fairfax County police stations Sept. 24-29.

Operation Medicine Cabinet promotes proper disposal of unwanted medications to prevent accidental poisoning, prevent them from being abused by the wrong people, and protect the environment. This effort is part of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Initiative.

Participating police stations in the Annandale area include:

  • Mason, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale.
  • Franconia, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria.
  • West Springfield, 6141 Rolling Road, Springfield.

Disposal is free, safe, convenient, and confidential. You can bring prescriptions in liquid or pill form, but needles and pressurized canisters will not be acceptable.

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