The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
Why remove unwanted medications?
Keeping unused, unwanted and expired medications in your home poses a risk to you, your family and your community. When disposed of improperly, medications can still be obtained for illegal use or can contaminate our waters.
For Our Children
Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and supplements are involved in over half of unintentional child poisoning incidents. Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescriptions medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Make sure the teens in your life don’t have access to your medicine.
For Our Community
Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in our community. Abuse of medicines is increasing rapidly with serious consequences.
For Our Waters
When residents dispose of medicines in the toilet or sink, these contaminants are passed on to municipal waste water treatment or septic systems. Many pharmaceuticals cannot be effectively removed by these systems
Medication Drop Off Locations
Safely dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications 24/7. Brought to you by law enforcement agencies serving Huntsville and Madison County residents.
Huntsville Police Department
Drop Box accessible 24/7
815 Wheeler Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Madison County Sheriff’s Department
Drop Box accessible Monday - Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
715 Wheeler Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Huntsville: Jaycee Building, 2180 Airport Road (drop off from 9 - 12, Saturday, April 29th)
Madison: Madison Police Department, 100 Hughes Road (drop off from 9 - 12, Saturday, April 29th)
Law enforcement and volunteers will be present to ensure safe and legal collection.
CVS Pharmacy RX Drug Take back locations:
Harvest: 5859 Highway 53
Meridianville: 12275 Highway 231-431 North
Huntsville: 2210 Winchester Road
Pulaski: 700 West College Street
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
4151 Thorton Taylor Parkway, Fayetteville
Jackson County Court House
102 East Laurel Street, Scottsboro
Cullman Police Department
601 Second Avenue NE, Cullman
To search for a collection site near you, visit: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
When turning in your medications, please:
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