Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Turn in your unwanted medications at Take Back event Saturday


Kansas City residents will be able to drop off their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs all over Kansas City on Saturday.

Kansas City Police are partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to present the nationwide Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop off locations will be:

• MainCor, 3215 Main St.
• CVS, 11124 Holmes
• Research Medical Center, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd.
• Hen House, 6238 N. Chatham Rd.
• Humana, 215 NE Englewood Rd.
• Walgreens, 5400 Independence Ave.

There also are permanent drop off locations in the lobbies of two Kansas City Police stations:

• Shoal Creek Patrol Division, 6801 NE Pleasant Valley Rd
• North Patrol Division, 1001 NW Barry Road

Residents can drop off the drugs anonymously with no questions asked. With the exception of needles, all expired, unused or unwanted medicines – prescription or over-the-counter – can be turned in. The Take Back intends to combat prescription drug abuse and dispose of the drugs in an environmentally responsible way. The drugs will be incinerated, keeping them away from those who would abuse them and out of the water supply and away from wildlife. Last year, KCPD collected nearly 2,000 pounds of drugs at Take Back events.

For more information about the nationwide Take Back Day, go to