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Drug Drop Boxes

The Baltimore County Department of Health and the Baltimore County Police Department offer a drug "take back" program in Baltimore County. Drug drop boxes (PDF) are located at all 10 police precincts and offer a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of prescription medications.

Drug drop boxes are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Parents, grandparents and guardians are encouraged to take inventory of what is in their medicine cabinets, secure all unexpired medications that are genuinely needed, and use our drug drop boxes to dispose of those that are not.

Drug Drop Box Locations

The drug drop boxes are available outside of all 10 Baltimore County Police Precincts:

  • Precinct 1 Wilkens - 901 Walker Avenue, 21228 
  • Precinct 2 Woodlawn - 6424 Windsor Mill Road, 21207
  • Precinct 3 Franklin - 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136 
  • Precinct 4 Pikesville - 215 Milford Mill Road, 21208
  • Precinct 6 Towson - 115 W. Susquehanna Avenue, 21204  
  • Precinct 7 Cockeysville - 111 Wight Avenue, 21030 
  • Precinct 8 Parkville - 8532 Old Harford Road, 21234
  • Precinct 9 White Marsh - 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236
  • Precinct 11 Essex - 216 North Marlyn Avenue, 21221 
  • Precinct 12 Dundalk - 428 Westham Way, 21224

Acceptable Deposits

  • Medications that are expired or no longer needed
  • Pills, capsules and liquid medications in a container
  • Non-liquid forms of medication can be disposed in their container or a zip lock bag

Unacceptable Deposits

  • All medical waste (needles, lancets, syringes, and razor blades) should be securely enclosed in a metal or plastic container and thrown in the regular trash. These items should not be place in the drug drop boxes!

Alternate Disposable Methods

If no drug tack back sites or programs are available in your area, or you cannot make it to a Drug Drop Box, you can follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in your trash at home, offered by the Food and Drug Administration:

  • Mix medications (liquids or uncrushed pills/tablets) with an unappealing substance such as dirt, cat litter, used coffee grounds, or sawdust.
  • Deposit the mixture in a sealed container such as a plastic bag.
  • Throw the sealed container into your home waste bin
  • Remove all personal information (Name, address, etc.) on the prescription labels of empty medicine bottles and packaging, then dispose of the container.

Substance Use Assistance

If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol, tobacco or drug (illegal or prescription) addiction, help is available. Call the Department of Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-88-REACH (410-887-3224).

Maryland Prescription Drug Repository Program

Got prescription drugs and medical supplies you no longer need? Contact one of the approved pharmacy locations to determine if your items can be donated to a needy individual.

 
Revised May 6, 2021         

 

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