Agencies Partner to Increase Availability of Medication Disposal Kits in Chesterfield, Powhatan, and Colonial Heights
Residents in the counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan, and the city of Colonial Heights, who wish to dispose of unwanted medications may do so by using a free drug-deactivation pouch. More than 3,000 of the pouches were made available by a donation secured by Attorney General Mark Herring. They are available at several locations throughout Chesterfield, Powhatan, and Colonial Heights.
The Deterra drug disposal pouches, manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, safely dispose of up to 45 pill tablets, six ounces of liquid or six patches. Once the medications are mixed with a small amount of water in the bag, the chemical compounds in the medications are deactivated. The biodegradable bag can then be safely disposed of in the trash.
Drug deactivation pouches are limited in supply, and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations while supplies last:
- Chesterfield County Police Department Community Services Building – 2730 Hicks Road
- Chesterfield County Health Department – 9501 Lucy Corr Circle
- Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services – 6801 Lucy Corr Blvd.
- Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, Community Outreach Office, Main Courts Building – 9500 Courthouse Road
- Chesterfield County Public Library locations:
- Bon Air Library - 9103 Rattlesnake Road
- 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.
- Midlothian Library - 521 Coalfield Road
- North Courthouse Road Library - 325 Courthouse Road
- Colonial Heights Health Department - 200 Highland Avenue
- Powhatan County Health Department - 3908 Buckingham Road, Suite No.1
Dispose of Medications Properly
Remember that drugs poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet can create environmental concerns. Those unable to obtain medication disposal kits, should check with their local health and police departments to see when medication take-back events are scheduled. These types of events are the safest and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of medications.
Medication Take-Back Event – March 29
Chesterfield County has a Medication Take-Back event scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield County Police Community Services Division, 2730 Hicks Road, North Chesterfield.
Sharps will not be accepted. This event is a partnership between Chesterfield County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office and SAFE.