Apr 06, 2023
The City of Rehoboth Beach is participating in two events Saturday, April 22, that will help residents dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs and household hazardous waste items.
The Rehoboth Beach Police Department will once again be a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. This biennial program helps prevent unused prescription drugs from being misused.
Residents are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs to the police department for safe disposal. Rehoboth police officers will be collecting medications from 10 am-2 pm April 22 in the police department lobby, accessible from Rehoboth Avenue.
In October 2022, 4,340 law enforcement agencies across the country, including the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, collected 324 tons of unwanted medications.
The city also has worked with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to set up a local collection event for household hazardous waste. Residents may bring household hazardous waste for free, safe disposal, electronics for recycling, and personal documents to be shred to Rehoboth Elementary School, 500 Stockley Street, from 8 am-2 pm April 22.
Accepted hazardous waste items include aerosol cans, bleach, perfume, disinfectants, oil-based paints, stains and varnishes, ammunition, antifreeze, car batteries, and garden items. Accepted electronics include computer components, cables, monitors, microwave ovens, video game systems, telephones, and radios. Residents may bring up to two boxes of paper for shredding free of charge. Visit the Delaware Solid Waste Authority website for a full list of accepted items.