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MDOT MVA Glen Burnie Branch Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

GLEN BURNIE, MD (October 25, 2022) -- Customers coming to the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Glen Burnie branch office on Saturday, October 29, will be able to discard any unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs as the agency participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

As an agency focused on the safety of the traveling public, MDOT MVA is committed to getting drugs out of the hands of vulnerable people to help keep our roadways and citizens safe. The opioid epidemic and the abuse of prescription drugs is a major issue affecting communities throughout Maryland and nationwide. To learn more about Maryland’s initiative to combat opioid addiction visit:

Unused prescription drugs that are simply thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold, and unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Properly disposing of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs saves lives and protects the environment. MDOT MVA is pleased to offer this service and encourages citizens to use this convenient and responsible method to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications.

WHEN:         Saturday, October 29, 202210 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:      MDOT MVA Glen Burnie BranchBuilding A Lobby6601 Ritchie HighwayGlen Burnie, MD 21062

During a similar initiative in April, MDOT MVA collected 10 pounds of medications to be properly disposed. Beyond National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, there are other opportunities to regularly and safely dispose of unneeded medications at pharmacies, hospitals, police departments and businesses. All 23 Maryland State Police Barracks are equipped with secure drug collection boxes and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for unused medication drop off. To locate other drop box locations, click here.