Safe Medication Disposal and Storage
Help Prevent Unintentional Medication Overdoses
Medication abuse is a national epidemic. In fact, 61% of people aged 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. Each year, more than 70,000 children under the age of 18 go to the emergency room because of unintentional medication overdoses. Mental Health Support Services promotes the proper disposal and storage of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Free medication disposal pouches and locking bags are available for pick up at various locations throughout the county while supplies last.
Dispose of and Store Medications Properly
Drugs poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet can create environmental concerns. Those unable to obtain medication disposal kits or visit a safe medication disposal kiosk should check with their local police departments to see when medication take-back events are scheduled.
Medication Disposal Pouches and Locking Medication Bags
Residents in Chesterfield County can pick up free medication disposal pouches and locking bags on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last) at the following Chesterfield County Public Library locations:
- Bon Air Library: 9103 Rattlesnake Road
- Central Library: 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd.
- Chester Library: 11800 Centre St.
- Clover Hill Library: 6701 Deer Run Drive
- Enon Library: 1801 Enon Church Road
- Ettrick-Matoaca Library: 4501 River Road
- LaPrade Library: 9000 Hull Street Road
- Meadowdale Library: 4301 Meadowdale Blvd.
- North Courthouse Road Library: 325 Courthouse Road
Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks
Safe medication disposal kiosks give residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Needles, syringes and other sharps will not be accepted.
Chesterfield County government complex kiosk location:
Chesterfield County Police Headquarters
1001 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23238
Community kiosk locations: