GLEN BURNIE, MD (April 20, 2023) – On Saturday, April 22, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Glen Burnie branch office will again participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Customers at the branch or any Marylander in the area may visit to safely and securely dispose of unused or expired medicine — including controlled substance prescriptions. During similar initiatives in 2022, the agency collected 18 pounds of medications that were then properly and safely discarded.
Unused prescription drugs that are simply thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold, and unused drugs that are flushed can contaminate the water supply. Properly disposing of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
The Motor Vehicle Administration 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:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023
WHERE: Motor Vehicle Administration Glen Burnie Branch Building A Lobby 6601 Ritchie Highway Glen Burnie, MD 21062
As an agency focused on the safety of the traveling public, the Motor Vehicle Administration encourages all residents to properly get rid of opioids and all unused or expired medications — in secure receptacles — to promote safe usage and help fight the opioid overdose epidemic. 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: beforeitstoolate.maryland.gov.
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.