If you have unused or expired medications in your bathroom, this weekend is your chance to dispose of them in a safe manner.
The first Medication Take-Back Day of the year is Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations across Springfield. There is no cost for the service and all medications except “sharps” (needles or syringes), inhalers and glass containers are accepted without question. You do not have to remove labels.
The six locations where you can dispose of your medication are:
- Alps Pharmacy, 2650 W. Kearney Street
- George’s Pharmacy, 3650 E. Sunshine
- Medicine Store, 1302 E. Sunshine
- Mercy Pharmacy, Smith Glynn Callaway, 3231 S. National
- Walgreens, 2681 W. Republic Road
- Lawrence Drug, 1454 E. Republic Road
The day is a joint effort from Community Partnership of the Ozarks, DREAM Coalition, Ozarks Area Pharmacy Association, Drug Enforcement Agency, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, City of Springfield, CoxHealth, Mercy, UMKC School of Pharmacy and Safe Kids Springfield.
Other Ozarks communities will also have drug take back days; you can search for your community at http://takebackday.dea.gov if you cannot make a Springfield location Saturday.