Prescription drug take-back and disposal event set for April 28
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
The City of Tulsa has scheduled a prescription drug take-back and disposal event for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three Tulsa locations:
- 71st and Sheridan - Reasor's parking lot, 7114 S. Sheridan Rd.
- Patrick Henry Elementary parking lot - 3820 E. 41st St.
- 21st and 129th - M.e.t. Recycling Center parking lot, 12466 E. 21st St.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to overdose and accidental poisoning, especially among 18 to 25-year-olds.
Citizens are urged not to flush medications down toilets as wastewater treatment plants aren't designed to remove chemicals found in many medications.
Citizens can also take unwanted prescriptions 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 Avenue
- Tulsa Police Mingo Valley Division, 10122 E. 11th Street
- Tulsa Police Riverside Division, 7515 S. Riverside Drive
- Tulsa County Sheriff, 303 W. First Street
All locations are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.