(WFXR) — Law enforcement agencies, emergency response departments, and other local organizations around southwest and central Virginia are taking part in the DEA’s 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.
Authorities say unused prescription drugs often find their way into the wrong hands, which is why these agencies partner together to help people clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in a record amount of these drugs, safely and anonymously.
Make sure to check the links for the following agencies participating in Drug Take Back Day for more details about the drugs and other items they will collect on Saturday, April 23.
The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Walmart in Covington and the Kroger/CVS in Clifton Forge on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says the Drug Take Back Event will be at the Hometown Pharmacy in Madison Heights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. You can drop off any old or unused prescriptions and over-the-courter medications, but needles will not be accepted.
The Bedford Police Department is sponsoring Drug Take Back Day at the Walmart at 1126 E Lynchburg Salem Turnpike in Bedford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office says there will be opportunities to turn in medications on Saturday at the Daleville Kroger and Solomon’s Mission in Buchanan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City of Buena Vista says ytou can either bring prescription drugs to the Buena Vista CVS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, or any day at the Buena Vista Police Department on Park Avenue.
Bring your unwanted prescriptions to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 87 Courthouse Lane in Rustburg between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsville Police Department will be at the CVS Pharmacy on W Stuart Street and the Nuckolls Drug Company on S Main Street in Hillsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will offer a drop-off for medications until noon on Saturday.
The Danville Police Department says the Drug Take Back Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Centra Danville Medical Center.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be set up for the drug take back event in the parking lot behind the courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says residents can drop off their unwanted prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westlake Substation in Hardy or the Rocky Mount Walmart.
Just drive up to the Galax Police Department and drop off your unwanted medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Giles County Sheriff’s Office will conduct their semiannual drug take back event outside their office at 1 Taylor Avenue in Pearisburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition, the Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club will have a representative present to collect recycled batteries.
The Lexington Police Department will be at the Lexington CVS to pick up medications for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Lynchburg Police Department is partnering with Horizon Behavioral Health for Drug Take Back Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Horizon Behavioral Health parking lot at 2215 Langhorne Road.
Police say they will also conduct free child safety seat checks during this event with coronavirus precautions in place.
In coordination with the DEA, Martinsville Fire and EMS, and Drug-Free MHC, the Martinsville Police Department says you will be able to drive into the Martinsville fire station and drop off your outdated or unused prescription medications.
The Christiansburg Police Department says you can dispose of your medications at the CVS at 550 N Franklin Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition, the Town of Blacksburg will conduct prescription drug collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery at 3700 S Main Street in Blacksburg on Saturday.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says deputies will be at the Kroger’s on Lee Highway in Fairlawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, which means you can drop off expired or unused prescription meds, old pet meds, or any other narcotics, no questions asked.
The Radford City Police Department says officers will be in front of the department at 20 Robertson Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to collect unwanted medications.
In the City of Roanoke, the Western Virginia Water Authority says you can turn in your unused, unwanted, or expired medications — as well as battery-free vape pens — at the Towers Mall CVS, the 9th Street CVS, and Solutions Center at 2328 Melrose Avenue.
The Western Virginia Water Authority says drugs will be collected at the Tanglewood Mall Kroger, the Valley Gateway Boulevard Kroger, the Electric Road and Brambleton Walgreens, and the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Plantation Road.
Meanwhile, in Vinton, you can bring your unneeded medication to the Kroger on Hardy Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to hand over to Vinton police officers.
Officials say Drug Take Back Day in Salem will take place at the Super Shoes parking lot on Main Street, the Virginia State Police headquarters, and the Salem VA Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Vape pens and similar e-cigarette devices will also be collected, but the batteries must be removed.
The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office will accept unused drugs in front of the sallyport at 245 South 4th Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.