Drug Disposal Kits Available at Health Department Offices

available in person   In Person

Pouches make it easy to safely dispose of unwanted prescription pills

Through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Office of Attorney General (OAG) and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Henrico County Health Department received 1600 drug disposal kits to help combat prescription drug abuse — a major public health crisis.

Each year, more Americans die from drug overdoses than in traffic accidents, and more than three out of five of these deaths involve an opioid. In Virginia, prescription opioid overdose deaths have risen 44 percent between 2007 and 2015, from 399 deaths to 576, according to the OAG.


Kits are available at no charge, but residents are encouraged to call ahead to confirm availability.

How to Receive this Service

The kits are available at all Henrico County Health Department locations between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except state and federal holidays):

Henrico Gov’t Complex Human Services Building – Top Floor
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Medical Clinic – 804-501-4651
Environmental Health – 804-501-4530
Vital Records – 804-501-4660

West WIC Clinic
7740 Shrader Road, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Department East Clinic
1400 North Laburnum Ave.
Henrico, VA 23223
Medical Clinic – 804-652-3190
WIC Clinic – 804-652-3180

drugdeactivationpouchfrontDisposal is as easy as 1,2,3!

Once you get your bag you can deactivate medications in three easy steps:

  1. Place unused medication in pouch.
  2. Fill halfway with warm tap water and wait 30 seconds.
  3. Seal and gently shake pouch and dispose of in normal trash.


Additional Information

Proper disposal of unused medicine

Contact Us


Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
East Clinic

1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 205-3501
West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Shrader Road WIC
7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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