The Charles County Commissioners would like to encourage all residents to participate in the National Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28 by disposing of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.  An additional drop-off location has been established for this day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles County Government Parking Lot (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

Your participation in this program makes a difference.  The Charles County Drug Take Back program collected 1,283 pounds in fiscal 2017 and 1,314 pounds in fiscal 2018.  Be a part of this safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of medications.

For additional Drug Take Back locations, visit 

 For additional information or questions about this collection site, contact the Citizen Response Team at or 301-645-0550.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.