Prescription Drug Take-Back on April 29
Accidental exposure to medications can be a problem in the United States and it’s often in homes with young children, so it’s important to dispose of expired and old medications in the home as they present an unnecessary health risk.
The majority of prescription drug abusers report in surveys
that they get their drugs from friends and family
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers a way to safely and conveniently dispose of medications. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., several local law enforcement agencies will accept pills for safe disposal (needles, sharps and liquids cannot be accepted.)
In 2016, this is a free and anonymous service that resulted in 893,498 pounds of pills being collected, and of that number 43,975 pounds were collected in Missouri.
Americans understand that cleaning out old prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, and bedside tables reduces accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medicines, including the opioid painkillers that accounted for 20,808 drug overdoses - 78 a day - in 2014 (the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Eight out of 10 new heroin users began
by abusing prescription painkillers
and moved to heroin
when they could no longer obtain or afford those painkillers.
It’s important, however, you don’t dispose of old medications and drugs in the sewer or in the garbage can – both of those disposal methods can lead to accidental exposure, contaminated water, or intentional misuse.
Champ Landfill encourages everyone to support the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day as a way to protect our communities from unnecessary exposure to medications in the home and minimize the risk for abuse.
Below are drop off locations or you can search online and locate other locations closer to you.
|PARTICIPANTS NAME||COLLECTION SITE||ADDRESS||CITY||STATE, ZIP|
|MARYLAND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||MARYLAND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||11911 DORSETTE ROAD||MARYLAND HEIGHTS||MO, 63043||Map|
|BRIDGETON POLICE DEPARTMENT||BRIDGETON PD||12355 NATURAL BRIDGE RD||BRIDGETON||MO, 63044||Map|
|ST. ANN POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST. ANN POLICE DEPARTMENT||10405 ST. CHARLES ROCK RD.||SAINT ANN||MO, 63074||Map|
|CREVE COEUR POLICE DEPT||CREVE COEUR POLICE DEPT.||300 NORTH NEW BALLAS||CREVE COEUR||MO, 63141||Map|
|ST. CHARLES CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST. CHARLES POLICE DEPARTMENT||1781 ZUMBEHL RD||SAINT CHARLES||MO, 63303||Map|
|SAINT CHARLES CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST. CHARLES CITY PD STATION||1781 ZUMBEHL ROAD||SAINT CHARLES||MO, 63303||Map|
|ST. JOHN POLICE DEPARTMENT||CITY OF ST. JOHN MUNICIPAL BUILDING||8944 ST. CHARLES ROCK ROAD||SAINT JOHN||MO, 63114||Map|
|OVERLAND (MO) POLICE DEPARTMENT||OVERLAND POLICE DEPT.||2410 GOODALE||OVERLAND||MO, 63114||Map|
|TOWN AND COUNTRY PD||TOWN AND COUNTRY PD||1011 MUNICIPAL CENTER DRIVE||TOWN AND COUNTRY||MO, 63131||Map|
|DES PERES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY||THE LODGE||1050 DES PERES ROAD||DES PERES||MO, 63131||Map|
|OLIVETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT||OLIVETTE MUNICIPAL BUILDING||1140 DIELMAN RD.||OLIVETTE||MO, 63132||Map|
|ST. CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT||ST. CHARLES COUNTY COURT HOUSE||300 N 2ND STREET||SAINT CHARLES||MO, 63301||Map|
|ST. CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT||ST. CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT||201 N 2ND STREET||SAINT CHARLES||MO, 63301||Map|
|LADUE POLICE DEPARTMENT||LADUE PHARMACY||9832 CLAYTON ROAD||LADUE||MO, 63124||Map|
|RICK WILLIAMS 10AM-2PM|
|CLAYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT||CENTER OF CLAYTON||50 GAY AVENUE||CLAYTON||MO, 63105||Map|
|BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||BRENTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||272 HANLEY INDUSTRIAL CT.||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63144||Map|
|RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||7447 DALE AVENUE||RICHMOND HEIGHTS||MO, 63117||Map|
|BALLWIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||BALLWIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||300 PARK DRIVE||BALLWIN||MO, 63011||Map|
|MANCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT||MANCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT||200 HIGHLANDS BLVD||BALLWIN||MO, 63011||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY SUBSTATION||15933 CLAYTON ROAD||BALLWIN||MO, 63011||Map|
|ELLISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||ELLISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||37 WEIS AVENUE||ELLISVILLE||MO, 63011||Map|
|ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT||1020 GRAND TETON DRIVE||SAINT PETERS||MO, 63376||Map|
|FLORISSANT POLICE DEPARTMENT||FLORISSANT POLICE DEPARTMENT||1700 NORTH HIGHWAY 67||FLORISSANT||MO, 63033||Map|
|WEBSTER GROVES POLICE DEPARTMENT||WEBSTER GROVES RECREATION COMPLEX||33 EAST GLENDALE AVENUE||WEBSTER GROVES||MO, 63119||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||VILLAGE OF MARLBOROUGH CITY HALL||7826 WIMBLEDON||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63119||Map|
|MAPLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||MAPLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||7601 MANCHESTER||MAPLEWOOD||MO, 63143||Map|
|ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN PD||SOUTH PATROL DIVISION||3157 SUBLETTE||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63139||Map|