Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of unwanted prescription drugs, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. This event is free and open to any resident of Franklin County.

Please don’t put prescription drugs in the trash. Instead, stop by one of these locations to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Due to COVID-19, we ask that all event-goers wear a mask and stay in their vehicle during drop-off. 

You can safely drop off your prescriptions at these south side locations:

Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Avenue
(Accepting dry pills, patches, pet medication, vitamins, and needles/sharps (in puncture resistant container)

Columbus Fire Training Academy
3639 Parsons Avenue