Arkansas Takeback

End the Opidemic ➡ DROP IT IN THE BOX 🚮❗

Prescription medicines are toxic waste and pose a danger to people, pets, and the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Medicines flushed or poured down the drain ends up in the waterways, affecting our drinking water. More than half of the 444 reported drug overdose deaths in Arkansas in 2018 involved opioid medications and more than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019. Always monitor and secure all medications, and when they are ready to be disposed of, do so in an environmentally safe method by taking them to any of the 270 permanent drop box locations in Arkansas. Find a location near you by clicking the Collection Sites tab below.
It’s OK to flush medicines down the toilet or pour them down the drain?
It's OK to put medicines in the trash, if mixed with other items (like coffee grounds or kitty litter).
Collection Sites
Collection Sites
There are hundreds of secure drop boxes throughout Arkansas to drop off medications. Search for drop off locations by name, zipcode, type or a combination of any of the three.
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Recovery Centers
Recovery Centers
The road to recovery is difficult, but it is possible. Visit our list of recovery resources. There is also a Support Information for Family & Friends section under the Wellness tab.
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It's OK to leave medicines lying around the home
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