HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police Department are teaming up to hold the next Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at nine locations throughout the county.

Drug Take Back Day allows citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously. Studies show that two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from cabinets in the home. This program offers the community an environmentally-safe option to reduce the abuse and misuse of medication.

Prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled, will be accepted. Needles, syringes and EpiPens will be accepted at the HC DrugFree site at the Wilde Lake Village Center location only. For more information, visit www.hcdrugfree.org, call 443-325-0040 or e-mail info@hcdrugfree.org.

Drop-Off Locations

  • HC DrugFree, Wilde Lake Village Center, 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia 21044
  • Harper’s Choice Community Policing Office, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia 21044
  • Long Reach Community Policing Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia 21045
  • Oakland Mills Community Policing Office, 5820 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045
  • Owen Brown Community Policing Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045
  • North Laurel Community Policing Office, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel 20723
  • Howard County Police Northern District, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City 21043
  • Howard County Police Southern District, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel 20723
  • Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville 21723

After April 11, there will be new, permanent drop-off boxes maintained by the Howard County Police Department at the Northern District, Southern District and Gary Arthur Community Center locations.