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Orange County Encourages Residents to Give Back Unused or Expired Medication

National Prescription Take Back Day is set for April 27, 2024.

Orange County, FL – The office for a Drug-Free Community encourages Orange County residents to participate in National Prescription Take Back Day, on Saturday, April 27, 2024. An initiative of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DES), this event provides a safe and responsible way for residents to get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs and mitigate the potential risk of medication abuse.

“Each year, Orange County collects more than 3,000 pounds of unwanted drugs at Take Back Day drop-off sites,” Dr. Thomas Hall, Director of Orange County’s Office for a Drug-Free Community, said. “This is a great way to clean out the medicine chest and remove medications safely.”

The Office for a Drug-Free Community is one of 17 agencies encouraging residents to surrender their old and unused prescription medicines at one of these locations across Orange County. Drop-off hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, and will accept drugs in tablet or liquid form. No needles will be accepted.

  • Belle Isle Police Department – 1521 Nela Ave., Belle Isle, FL 32809
  • Orlando Police Department – CVS Pharmacy, 3502 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
  • Orlando Police Department – CVS Pharmacy, 4315 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806
  • Edgewood Police Department – 5565 S. Orange Ave., Edgewood, FL 32809
  • Ocoee Police Department – 646 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee, FL 32712
  • Orlando Police Department – Sam’s Club #4828, 11920 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832
  • Orlando Police Department – UCF Lake Nona Medial Center, 6700 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827
  • UCF Police Department – Student Union, 12715 Pegasus Drive, Orlando, FL 32816 **Thursday, 4/25/2024 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Orlando Police Department – Walgreens #15332, 4720 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32816
  • Windermere Police Department – 614 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786
  • Winter Park Police Department – 500 North Virginia Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

For more information on National Prescription Take Back Day, including a list of year-round drop-off sites, please visit

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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