National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event October 23, 2021

Publish Date 10/21/2021
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Turn in your unwanted and unused medications at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event October 23

The Kansas City Police Department will collect unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 23, during Take Back Day, a nationwide event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., area residents can dispose of these medications for free, with no questions asked at 11 convenient locations around the area.

KCPD will accept tablets, capsules, patches, and vaping devices if their lithium batteries are removed. Liquids, syringes, and sharps will be not be accepted.

Police are conducting this city-wide effort to turn the tide against the opioid epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2020 marked the highest number of drug-related deaths in a year. A separate study shows that most people who misused a prescription drug received it from a family member or friend.

Turning in unwanted and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to police is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of them.

Visit any of these locations Saturday to drop off your medications:

  • South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park, KCMO 64137
  • North Patrol Division, 11000 NW Prairie View Rd., KCMO 64153
  • Shoal Creek Station, 6801 Pleasant Valley Rd., KCMO 64119
  • Midtown KC Now, 40th and Main, KCMO 64111
  • Liberty Hospital, 2525 Glenn Hendren Dr., Liberty, Mo. 64068
  • Research Medical Center Brookside Campus, 6601 Rockhill Rd., KCMO 64131
  • Children’s Mercy Broadway Campus, 3101 Broadway Blvd, KCMO 64111
  • Children’s Mercy East Campus, 20300 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64057
  • Children’s Mercy North Campus, 501 NW Barry Rd. KCMO 64155
  • CVS, 4750 Lees Summit Rd., KCMO 64136
  • First Call, 9091 State Line Rd, 64114 KCMO

 

For more information, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov.