York County, Virginia

DEA National Drug Take Back Day, Shredding Event

On Saturday October 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., the York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is holding a Drug Take Back event to provide citizens the opportunity to drop off expired or unneeded prescription pills, patches, and liquid medications to help prevent drug abuse or theft, and to ensure drugs are disposed of properly.  Pills, patches, and liquid medications may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. Office, 5338-D George Washington Memorial Highway (in the Washington Square Shopping Center).  The Drug Take Back cannot accept needles or other sharp items.  This service is provided at no cost and is anonymous, no questions asked.

More Drug Take Back sites are available.  For more information, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

In addition, vaping pens and cartridges without internal batteries (considered to be in the same waste designation as prescription medications) will be accepted at all Drug Take Back sites on October 26. Individuals wishing to dispose of vaping pens containing batteries that cannot be removed should contact our Waste Management Center at (757) 890-3780 for disposal information.

As an additional service to the community, the York County Beautification Committee is providing citizens the opportunity to shred personal papers, up to five boxes of paperwork per person.  Staples and/or paperclips do not need to be removed prior to shredding.  This service is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Also at this event, the Beautification Committee is accepting plastic bags for recycling in the Trex Bench challenge.  Simply drop off your plastic bags and they will be shipped to the Trex Company.  Once we submit 500 pounds of plastic materials, we will receive a free bench for one of our school or library sites! 

In addition, this is a donation spot for the Peninsula Food Bank.  We are accepting non-perishable canned/boxed food items to serve the needs of the hungry in our area.
Information about the Drug Take Back event in York County is available by calling the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office at (757) 890-3630.

Details about the shredding event/plastic bag collection/food drive is available by calling the Waste Management Center at (757) 890-3780.

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