NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801
 

Lewis Morris
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043

 

 

Drug Take Back Initiative


 

Huntsville, Alabama (April 23, 2014) On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Huntsville Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison Police, Partnership for a Drug-Free Community, Operation Green Team, the Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA), Covanta Huntsville and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are inviting the public to safely dispose of any expired or unwanted prescription medications.

Nationally, teenage prescription drug abuse is rapidly increasing, and your family medicine cabinet could become a teenager’s best supplier.

 

Help protect the environment.  Collection programs greatly reduce the chance of medicines entering our water supply.

 

This program is completely confidential.  No personal information will be collected.  Please remove or black out all labels before arriving.

 

Drop off your medications at the drive-thru between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Place unwanted medications directly in disposal box. We request, if possible, that you remove all tablets from their original containers and place them in a plastic baggie for ease of turn in and disposal.  However, it is not a mandatory requirement prior to turn in. Volunteers and law enforcement officers will be present to ensure safe and legal collection.  Medications will be disposed of by the SWDA and Covanta Huntsville.

 

There will be three locations to drop off your expired or unwanted prescription medications:

 

    

Documents will be shredded and expired or unwanted prescription medications may be dropped off at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center - 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL  35805