Historic Emmitsburg MD11

Prescription Drug Disposal

Town of Emmitsburg Prescription Drug Disposal Location

More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

The Town of Emmitsburg, in cooperation with the Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, is participating in a prescription drug take back effort. To help provide safe disposal of unused medicine, the Town of Emmitsburg has installed a Prescription Drug Disposal Site at the Emmitsburg Town Office located at 300A South Seton Ave. The drop-off container is located just inside the lobby of the Town Office on the second floor of the Community Center. During business hours residents can safely dispose of their expired and/or unwanted household medicines and prescription drugs at this location.

Items Allowed in the drop off container:

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for pets

Items Not Allowed in the drop off container:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Thermometers
  • Needles (Sharps)
  • Meciation from businesses or clinics
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Lotions/Liquids

For more information on this topic, please check out the links below:

This is a link to the Frederick County Health Department’s Prescription Drug Take Back Effort which contains information about other prescription drug drop-off box locations and prevention materials for parents...http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2479 

Here is a link to the Frederick County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services page which provides information about County drug prevention and treatment services and County mental health services for children and adults...http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/behavioralhealth 

Lastly, here is a link to the DEA's "Drug Take Back Day" event website...http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html