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Posted on: October 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 27, 2018

Drug Take Back Day
RAYSAC and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local Police and Sheriff Departments to collect medications for safe disposal this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

By turning your unused or expired medications at one of these convenient parking lot locations instead of flushing them, you help prevent prescriptions from being stolen and abused- and you protect our waterways.

All medicine that is collected at these events is burned in the state’s incinerator. Help prevent drug abuse and protect our waterways!


The next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held October 27, 2018. Please visit one of the convenient parking lot locations listed below or visit www.dea.gov for specific drug disposal sites in your area.
  • Roanoke City - Towers Mall CVS, Valley View Target CVS and 9th Street SE CVS
  • Botetourt County - Kroger at Daleville 
  • Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street and VA State Police HQ Craig County - Market Street Pharmacy
  • Roanoke County - Kroger at Tanglewood Mall, Kroger on Valley Gateway Blvd., Walgreens at Electric & Brambleton and the Hershberger Road Fire & Rescue #1
  • Vinton - Kroger on Hardy Road

Where can you safely dispose of medications between take-back events?

Year-round medication disposal is available at permanent drop-off boxes around the valley:
  • Sheriff’s Annex behind the Roanoke County Juvenile Relations building at the corner of E. Calhoun Street and Strawberry Lane
  • Vinton Police Dept: 311 S Pollard Street
  • Walgreens at the intersection of Williamson and Hershberger
  • CVS at Towers Mall - CVS Towers: 2001 Colonial Ave; Roanoke
  • Carilion Clinic Pharmacy - 3737 W. Main Street Salem
  • Carilion Medical Center Pharmacy 2001 Crystal Spring Avenue Roanoke
  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
  • Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
  • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
  • Carilion Giles Community Hospital
  • Carilion 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
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