NEWS RELEASE Contact: Christa Kermode
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-338-7422
FALL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY - OCTOBER 29TH
PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 13, 2022 — On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Purcellville Police Department (PPD), in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Prevention Alliance of Loudoun (PAL), will host the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications for safe disposal to the PPD Administrative Offices at 125 Hirst Rod, Purcellville, VA 20132. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. PAL will also provide free medication lock boxes and drug deactivation bags to the community during the event.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to: www.DEA.gov www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, www.JustThinkTwice.com.
There are many other ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs everyday including the 11,000 authorized collectors that are available all year long. For more information, visit DEA’s year-round collection site locator.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 29 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or visit Loudoun County Drug Disposal page.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.