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, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several Tulsa area locations:
No syringes, inhalers or liquids will be accepted. 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 Tulsa Water & Sewer and Police departments have 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, Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Reasor’s, Walgreens, Think Smart OK, Covanta, U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, Sand Springs Police, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and Oklahoma State University Tulsa County Extension.
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: