Permanent Drug Take-Back Boxes

Arlington County has taken a proactive measure in the fight against prescription drug abuse by installing four permanent drug-take back boxes. The public can now safely and securely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. This disposal service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

The permanent drug take-back boxes are located at:

  • Arlington County Fire Station #2 – 4805 Wilson Boulevard
  • Arlington County Fire Station #5 – 1750 S. Hayes Street
  • Arlington County Fire Station #9 – 1900 S. Walter Reed Drive
  • Arlington County Police Department – 2000 block of 14th Street N.

Items accepted at the drug take-back boxes are prescriptions, vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medications, prescription patches and over-the-counter medications. Items not accepted are needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, lotions or liquids and hydrogen peroxide.

This is a joint public safety project between the Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington County Fire Department.

Printable Graphic: Permanent Drug Take-Back Boxes Flyer(PDF, 522KB)

Permanent Drug Take Back Box