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Where to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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ROANOKE, Va. – This Saturday is your chance to get rid of old prescription drugs you no longer need in a safe way. 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day started in 2010 as a way for people to turn in prescription drugs instead of putting them down the drain where they can end up in our water or risk having them taken by someone who was not prescribed the medication. 

According to the Western Virginia Water Authority, more than 35,000 pounds of medication have been collected in the Roanoke Valley alone as part of the program. 

For the first, the DEA will now also accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of the drop-off locations.

For a full list of drop-off locations, click here.  

The program is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are some of the places where you can participate: 

Roanoke City 

  • Towers Mall CVS parking lot, 9th Street SE 
  • Community Solutions Center, 2328 Melrose Avenue 

Roanoke County 

  • Kroger at Tanglewood Mall
  • Kroger at Valley Gateway Blvd 
  • Walgreens at Electric Road and Brambleton 
  • Kroger Corporate Offices on Peters Creek Road 
  • Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue #1

Botetourt County 

  • Daleville Kroger
  • Ransone's Drug Store in Buchanan 

Salem

  • Super Shoes on Main Street 
  • VA Medical Center (Bldg 143) 
  • Virginia State Police Headquarters 

Franklin County 

  • Kroger at Westlake 
  • Kroger in Rocky Mount 

Floyd County 

  • Sheriff's Office on Main Street 

Vinton 

  • Hardy Road Kroger