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Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Saturday

This article was archived on 10/30/2017

A prescription drug take-back event for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two Tulsa locations.

Prescription drug take-back locations:

  • East Tulsa Recycling Center, 12466 E. 21st (21st Street and 129th East Avenue)
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School, 3820 E. 41st

Prescription drug overdoses kill more Tulsans, ages 25 to 64, than cars. The largest groups of users are 18-to-25 year-olds. A recent Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment study shows that 16.45 percent of Tulsa County youth are obtaining prescription drugs from home.

Citizens are urged to properly dispose of medications and not flush medications down toilets. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chemicals found in many medications and these chemicals could discharge into streams if medications aren’t disposed of properly.

The prescription drug take-back event is being conducted by the City of Tulsa Water & Sewer Department, Tulsa Police Department, the Coalition Against Prescription and Substance Abuse of Tulsa (CAPSAT), Tulsa County Medical Society, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Citizens can also take unwanted prescription drugs to one of the three Tulsa Police Division headquarters and to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office any time of the year. Locations and hours include:

  • Tulsa Police Gilcrease Division, 3436 N. Delaware Ave., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa Police Mingo Valley Division, 10122 E. 11th St., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa Police Riverside Division, 7515 S. Riverside Drive, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa County Sheriff, 303 W. First St., 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.