Save the date: The next convenient drive-thru Medication and Sharps collection is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check back here as we get closer to April to confirm COVID guidelines and other updates. The easiest way to receive all our updates with collection dates, instructions, COVID guidance, etc., is to sign up for our free electronic newsletter at the bottom of our Homepage. If you have questions, please email Admin@hcdrugfree.org
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, HC DrugFree collected 1,106 lbs. of medication (34 bins) in 4 hours at our drive-thru site. In addition, we collected 19 bins of sharps. Thank you to the Howard County Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for guarding and transporting all medications to keep our community safe. Thank you to all our volunteers. Our next collection is expected to be held in April 2022.
On Saturday April 24, 2021, HC DrugFree set a new record with 1,494.5 lbs. of medication and 36 bins of sharps in 4 hours at our drive-thru site.
At HC DrugFree’s drive-thru collections, we take all prescription & over-the-counter medication, sharps (needles, syringes & EpiPens) & vapes. Also, Howard County has 4 medication disposal boxes FOR PILLS ONLY at police sites:
- 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 (Call the Center to confirm if accepting medication.)
- Community Outreach Building, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21044. (During COVID, may not accept medication.)
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