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National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday


People can safely dispose of unwanted prescription medications at nearly two dozen locations in Franklin County during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend.

Expired or unused pills will be accepted at all locations between 10am and 2 pm at area police departments and participating Kroger stores. Only certain locations will be accepting liquids, aerosols, creams or patches.

Keeping unneeded medications poses a risk of abuse or accidental poisoning. Improper disposal of medications can lead to drug leaching into the water system.

The last national Drug Take Back Day in April 2021 collected over 43-thousand pounds of medications in Ohio.

Participating Franklin County locations include:

  • Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.
  • Columbus Fire Training Academy, 3675 Parsons Ave.
  • Bexley Police Department, 559 N. Cassingham Road
  • Blendon Township Police Department, 6350 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville
  • Dublin Police Department, 6565 Commerce Parkway
  • Groveport Police Department, 5690 Clyde Moore Drive
  • Hilliard Police Department, 5171 Northwest Parkway
  • Minerva Park Police Department, 2829 Minerva Lake Road
  • New Albany Police Department, 9500 Johnstown Road
  • Perry Township Police Department, 7125 Sawmill Road
  • Reynoldsburg Police Department, 7240 E. Main St.
  • Sharon Township Police Department, 95 E. Wilson Bridge Road
  • Upper Arlington Municipal Services, 3600 Tremont Road
  • Worthington Police Department, 6555 Worthington Galena Road
  • Kroger, 1375 Chambers Road
  • Kroger, 3637 S. High St.
  • Kroger, 300 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna
  • Kroger, 4656 Cemetery Road
  • Kroger, 55 W. Schrock Road
  • Kroger, 7100 Hospital Drive, Dublin
  • Kroger, 6095 Gender Road
  • Kroger, 6580 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg
A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.