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A calendar with a red pin marking April 27 for the DEA National Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2024.

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance Supports Local Participation in DEA Nat’l RX Drug-Take Back Events

Tappahannock, VA – Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) is pleased to recognize National Prescription Drug Take Back Month and Drug Take Back Day events taking place 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

BRTA Members and area Sheriff’s Offices have joined the Take Back initiative to help with the proper disposal of unused or expired drugs with Collection Sites in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and Eastern Shore regions, including year-round availability of drug disposal with drop boxes; see below for a list of Collection Sites.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold, or if flushed, contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available:

  • Take the meds out of their bottles
  • Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds
  • Seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.

For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:

BRTA Member Organizations:

  • Bay Aging/Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board
  • Central Virginia Health Services/Rappahannock Community College
  • Eastern Shore Community Services Board/Riverside Health System
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Three Rivers/Eastern Shore Health Districts
  • Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic/Virginia Career Works Bay Consortium Region
  • Master Center for Addiction Medicine VCU Health System Authority/Tappahannock Hospital

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Year-Round Drop-Off Locations

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm*

Year Round Drop Off Available

DEA and its law enforcement and community partners listed below will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted.

Accomack County Sheriff’s Office (Accessible to the public 24/7)

23323 Wise Court, Accomac, VA 23301

Chincoteague Police Department (Accessible to the public 24/7)

6150 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

DEA Take Back Day Event*

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital

20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417

Exmore Police Department

3305 Main Street, Exmore, VA 23350

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department

8293 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503

Ledwith Lewis Free Clinic

317 Duke Street, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Mathews County Sheriff’s Office (Take-Back box mounted in front lobby)

10622 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews, VA 23109

Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office

75 Oak Landing Road, Saluda, VA 23149

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office (Accessible to the public 24/7)

5211 The Hornes, Eastville, VA 23347

Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office

Front Lobby, 195 Judicial Place, Heathsville, VA 22473

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office

111 Polk Street, Montross, VA 22520