Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. A prescription drug take-back event is scheduled for residents to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several Tulsa area locations:
For more information, call (918) 595-4475.
It is best to properly dispose of medications and not flush them 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 City of Tulsa has joined with other sponsoring organizations for this event: Tulsa Health Department, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Coalition Against Prescription and Substance Abuse of Tulsa, Oklahoma Harm Reduction Alliance, Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Oklahoma State University Tulsa County Extension, Nathan Hale Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Tulsa Area Safe Kids, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Reasor’s, Walgreens, Think Smart OK, Covanta, U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, Sand Springs Police, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, City of Owasso Police, and Eastern Oklahoma 2-1-1.
Unwanted prescription drugs are accepted at Tulsa Police Division headquarters and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office any time of the year. Locations and hours include: