Medication Disposal

Our next drive-thru medication and sharps collection will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. We will accept prescription and over-the-counter medications, sharps (needles, syringes, EpiPens, etc.), vapes, inhalers and more. Teen, adult and medically-trained adult volunteers wanted!!!

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Thank you for attending our medication and sharps collection on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Our volunteers collected 1,294 lbs. of medication (45 bins) in 4 hours. In addition, we collected 23 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, partners, and funders.

ASAC DEA Brian Crowe, Kim Pruim representing County Executive Calvin Ball, HC DrugFree Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree Board Officer Dr. Brian Morrison, and Niketa Prince also with the DEA.
Certificate of Recognition for National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

HC DrugFree’s Team of Volunteers

Medication Combination Lockbox

We gave away 100 medication lockboxes (a $42 Value) and will do our best to giveaway more at the next event in April 2023.

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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

Previous Collection Results Here