Household Hazardous Waste

Pharmaceutical Drugs

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department now accepts expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications for destruction from 8am to 12pm every Monday through Friday at their office at 510 South Raleigh Street, Martinsburg WV. the program is anonymous. Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, tablets and capsules are accepted. Intravenous solutions, liquids, and needles are NOT accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are NOT part of this initiative. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Lt. Gary Harmison of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department at 304-267-7000.

 

September 27,2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

On Saturday, September 27th, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct another collection event of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted , unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

 

During the last Take Back Day on April 26, 2014, 780,158 pounds (390 tons) of pills were brought to the 6,072 collection sites nationwide to discard of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. When added to that collected at previous USDEA-coordinated Take-Back events, 4.1 million pounds (2,123 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

 

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

  •  The program is anonymous.
  •  Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  •  Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
  •  Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are not a part of this initiative.

The regional collection sites are:


table of regional collection sites


More locations can be found here.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Lt. Gary Harmison of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department at 304-267-7000.

 

Oil and Antifreeze

The Grapevine Road Recycling Center and the South Berkeley Recycling Center are accepting used automotive engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil and antifreeze for recycling. The oil and antifreeze will be accepted for free but is limited to a total of 5 gallons per visit. US-EPA rules require that the oil and antifreeze must be from residential sources only. Therefore, oil or antifreeze from businesses will not be accepted. Each oil or antifreeze container will be inspected by the recycling center attendant. Any oil mixed with water, gasoline or other liquids will be rejected. The oil or antifreeze can be of any age or manufacture.

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