UPDATE: Results of the Operation Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out 2018

Thank you to everyone who made our Drug Take Back Initiative a huge success again this year! Fairfax County residents turned in a ton of medications – literally. More than 2,200 pounds of medications were collected at our events throughout the county. 💊



  • West Springfield District Station – 473 pounds
  • McLean District Station – 351 pounds
  • Fair Oaks District Station – 297 pounds
  • Mason District Station – 279 pounds
  • Mount Vernon District Station – 247 pounds
  • Franconia District Station – 223 pounds
  • Reston District Station – 221 pounds
  • Sully District Station – 183 pounds

Total: 2,274 pounds

If you missed our event, you can still dispose of your unneeded medication at the drop box in the lobby of the West Springfield District Station (6140 Rolling Road in Springfield). It’s open 24/7, and any unused prescriptions can be dropped off anonymously (pills or liquids only; no pressurized canisters or needles).

(Original release date: October, 24, 2018)


Have unused or expired prescription medication in your medicine cabinet that you need to get rid of? Now you can do so in a safe, convenient and confidential way!

In 2016, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, the majority of which were obtained from family and friends. We’re proud to be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day along with the DEA to help combat this issue. Ridding your home of excess prescription medication prevents accidental poisoning, protects the environment, and prevents drug abuse.

On Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles). Disposal is free, confidential and safe!

Prescription Drug Take Back

Locations where you can drop medications off include:

Need help with a substance abuse issue? Call the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board:

  • Emergency Services (24/7) – 703-573-5679 (TTY 711)
  • Fairfax Detoxification Center (24/7) – 703-502-7000 (TTY 703-322-9080)
  • CSB Entry & Referral Services – 703-383-8500
  • Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies