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Drug Collection

Town of Emmitsburg 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)
  • Medication from businesses or clinics
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Lotions/Liquids