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.

Drug Take-Back

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
FRONT LOBBY
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
POLICE DEPARTMENT
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
LOBBY
ST. CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT ST. CHARLES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT 201 N 2ND STREET SAINT CHARLES MO, 63301 Map
LOBBY
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
FRONT LOBBY
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

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