On Saturday, September 26, 2015, St. Albans Police Department joins law enforcement agencies from across the area and nation for the National Drug Take Back Initiative. From 10am to 2pmon Saturday, area residents can bring their unused, unwanted, or expired medication to the St. Albans Police Department for safe disposal.
It is important to safely dispose of medications. Flushing them down the toilet rises the cost to treat the water and indirectly affects your sewer rates. Simply throwing them away potentially puts them in the hands of thieves or exposes them to pets and animals. Letting them collect at home raises the risk of theft or diversion to other people.
This program is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They are working with local law enforcement across the nation and will collect the medications for safe disposal. So if you have old medicines around from a loved one or you have changed medicines and have the old prescriptions just sitting there, bring them to SAPD for safe disposal. We will also collect expired or unwanted over the counter medicines, pet medicines, and vitamins. Liquid medications may be dropped off, but ONLY if in the original container. NO NEEDLES CAN BE COLLECTED!
If you aren’t in the St. Albans area, please to go here and search for a collection site near you: