COLUMBUS, Ohio – Join SWACO and dozens of local partners for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held annually in April and October each year. This event is conducted in partnership with local law enforcement and communities throughout Franklin County at collection events which provide families, residents and seniors a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The initiative also aims to educate the community about the potential for abuse of medications and how proper disposal of these materials can help to protect the environment.
This event is free and open to any resident of Franklin County.
When you’re done with prescription medicine, it’s easy to forget about it as it sits unused in a drawer or medicine cabinet. But keeping unneeded medicine in the house can harm children, pets, teens and adults if accidentally ingested or misused. Properly disposing of medication also contributes to keeping our waterways and environment protected and healthy.
The best option for safely disposing prescription medicines is at a prescription drug drop-off site.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Please don’t put prescription drugs in the trash. Instead, stop by one of these locations to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs:
Bexley Police Department
559 N. Cassingham Rd.
Blendon Township Police Department (back of building)
6360 Hempstead Rd.
COLUMBUS (two Locations)
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Accepting dry pills, patches, pet medication, vitamins, and needles/sharps (in puncture resistant container)
Columbus Fire Training Academy
3675 Parsons Ave.
Dublin Police Department
6565 Commerce Pkwy.
(ENTER ON DRIVE WEST OF TRAFFIC CIRCLE)
Groveport Police Department
5690 Clyde Moore Dr.
Hilliard Division of Police
5171 Northwest Pkwy
Minerva Park Police Department, Community Building
2829 Minerva Lake Rd.
New Albany Police Department / Plain Township Fire Department
9500 Johnstown Rd.
Perry Township Police Dept. Building #1 (Admin Building)
7125 Sawmill Rd.
Reynoldsburg Police Department
7240 East Main St.
Sharon Township Police Department
95 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington
Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd.
Worthington Division of Police
6555 Worthington Galena Rd.
Accepting: dry pills, liquid medicines, aerosols, creams, patches
Collection Site in their Parking Lots
- Canal Winchester, 6095 Gender Rd.
- Columbus, 3637 S. High St.
- Columbus, 1375 Chambers Rd.
- Columbus, 300 S. Hamilton Rd.
- Dublin, 7100 Hospital Dr.
- Hilliard, 4656 Cemetery Rd.
- Reynoldsburg, 6580 E. Main St.
- Westerville, 55 W. Schrock Rd.
*Note: Due to COVID-19, we ask that all event-goers wear a mask and stay in their vehicle during drop-off. Please note that only pills will be accepted at all of these locations unless otherwise noted.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: SWACO also partners with communities across Franklin County to make permanent collection sites available year-round. Visit the website to learn more about the types of medications accepted, and details on drop-off sites throughout Central Ohio.