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Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday at the Health Department

April 27, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Help in the fight against drug misuse by safely and properly disposing of prescription drugs on Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take-Back Day is a free event for communities nationwide to properly dispose of old and unneeded medications safely and anonymously.

The Dorchester County Health Department is partnering with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office for this event.

Bring those old and unneeded medications to the front parking lot of the Dorchester County Health Department at 3 Cedar St. in Cambridge between 10 am and 2 pm Sat., April 27.

If you are disposing of any medications, we ask that you:
• Mark out/remove any identifying information from medication containers/bottles. You can use a marker to cover your home address, name, etc.
• Keep your medications in their original containers/bottles.

Free at-home drug disposal products will also be available at Saturday’s event.

While you are here, learn more about other services and resources we have available at the health department, including:
• Alcohol and Drug Prevention
• Healthy Heart Ambassadors
• Opioid Misuse Prevention Program
• Tobacco Cessation
• True You Maryland
• Youth Action Council

For more than a decade, the event has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications — those that are old, unwanted, or expired — that too often become a gateway to addiction. Take-Back Day occurs twice a year in the spring and fall.

In partnership with local law enforcement, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day has removed 8,950 tons of medication from circulation since its inception.

Collection sites will not accept syringes, sharps, and illicit drugs. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The cap must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Unneeded prescription drugs may be disposed of throughout the year in drug disposal boxes located at several local police agencies. Please do not put needles or syringes in the dropboxes.

Medication Dropbox Locations:

Cambridge Police Department
8 Washington Street, Cambridge
Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Hurlock Police Department
200 Nealson Street, Hurlock
Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
829 Fieldcrest Road, Cambridge
Accepts medications 24 hours/day


April 27, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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(410) 228-3223
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Dorchester County Health Department
3 Cedar Street
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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