Medication Disposal

The next Medication and Sharps Take Back event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24. However, because of COVID-19, this is subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

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Tentatively, HC DrugFree’s next convenient drive-thru medication collection will be held in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot by the UPS Store and swim center on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring unwanted and expired over-the-counter and prescription medication and sharps (needles, syringes, and EpiPens). Medication protected and transported by the Howard County Police Department and the DEA.

The April 25, 2020 medication and sharps Take Back event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Thank You, Howard County! On October 26, 2019 we set a new record for medications collected at HC DrugFree’s site in 4 hours: 1,262 lbs. Record number of sharps collected too!

Howard County’s Four Permanent Medication Disposal Boxes FOR PILLS ONLY locations: 

  • Northern Police District Station, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, 21043
  • Southern District Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, 20723
  • Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, 21723
  • Community Outreach Building, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21044.

If you have sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens), contact HC DrugFree’s office. Do NOT put them in the boxes. Thank you for keeping us all safe


Previous Collection Results Here