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Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Scheduled for April 29

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 4-20-2017



EVENT CANCELED: Due to the inclement weather predicted this weekend, the Prescription Drug Take-Back Event originally planned for tomorrow, April 29, is canceled and will be rescheduled for another date this summer.

A prescription drug take-back event is scheduled for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Sat., April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations in Tulsa:

  • 71st and Sheridan -- Reasor's parking lot, 7114 S. Sheridan Rd
  • 41st and Yale  -- Reasor's parking lot, 4909 E. 41st St.
  • 21st and 129 - M.e.t. Recycling Center parking lot, 12466 E. 21st St.

Prescription drug overdoses kill more Tulsans, ages 25 to 64, than cars. The largest groups of users are 18-to-25 year-olds. A recent Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment study shows that 16.45 percent of Tulsa County youth are obtaining prescription drugs from home.

Citizens are urged to properly dispose of medications and not flush medications down toilets. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chemicals found in many medications and these chemicals could discharge into streams if medications aren't disposed of properly.

The prescription drug take-back event is being conducted by the City of Tulsa Water & Sewer Department, Tulsa Police Department, the Coalition Against Prescription and Substance Abuse of Tulsa (CAPSAT), Tulsa County Medical Society, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the DEA.

Citizens can also take unwanted prescription 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 Ave., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa Police Mingo Valley Division, 10122 E. 11th St., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa Police Riverside Division, 7515 S. Riverside Drive, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Tulsa County Sheriff, 303 W. 1st St., 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.