DROP IT IN THE BOX (It's the AR Take Back)
DROP IT IN THE BOX! It's time to Step Up Arkansas. Saturday, Oct. 27 is your day to help save lives simply by dropping off expired or unneeded medications at any of the more than 200 secure locations throughout the state.
“An average, 198 people die every day from drug overdoses. If the airlines crashed into the ground and killed 198 people every day – how long would it take to shut down the airlines?” - Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane.
Plus, you'll be greatly helping the environment. Prescription medicines are a toxic waste & pose a danger to people, pets, & the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Medicines flushed or poured down the drain end up in the waterways, affecting our drinking water. Is it safe to throw medications in the trash? No - Medications can be found and used by other people – even if they are mixed with materials such as kitty litter or coffee grounds. If they do make it to a landfill, they can still seep into the ground and/or nearby water systems.