National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


More than a dozen locations and partners around Franklin County are participating in the "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" today from 10 am to 2 pm.

The initiative is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. No identification is required.

According to a press release from the Franklin County Public Health, 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected from almost 5,500 sites across the United States back in April 2017.

"Safely disposing of unused medications and needles not only protects the environment but protects our residents," said Joe Mazzola, Franklin County Health Commissioner. "When prescription drugs and needles are left in our homes, someone can fall prey to drug use and addiction or may be poisoned. We want to do what we can to stop opiate addiction and prevent poisonings," he added.

You can safely dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

Here's a complete list of drop-off locations and directions:


559 N. Cassingham Rd.

Canal Winchester

Diley Ridge Medical Center

7911 Diley Rd.


Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Ave.

(accepting pills, sharps – in puncture resistant container, and lancets)

Franklin Township Police/Fire Station #192

2193 Franklin Rd.

(9 am -2 pm - Accepting pills, needles, and liquid medicines)


Dublin Justice Center

6565 Commerce Parkway

Perry Township Police

7125 Sawmill Road


Groveport Police

5690 Clyde Moore Dr.


Hilliard Police

5171 Northwest Parkway

New Albany

New Albany Police/Plain Township Fire Department

9500 Johnstown Road

Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington Police Municipal Services Center

3600 Tremont Rd.


Worthington Police

6555 Worthington Galena Rd.

For a list of several permanent drug drop-off location visit this website.

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