Tulsa To Host 8 Drug Collection Sites On National Drug Take Back Day

Friday, April 23rd 2021, 7:49 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Saturday is national prescription drug take back day.

The day focuses on getting potentially harmful drugs out of your home to help prevent accidental poisoning, overdose and drug abuse.

Since 2011 around 180,000 pounds have been collected in Oklahoma. It is something that just takes a little bit of thought and time but could save a life.

Mark Woodward, spokesman Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said, “Unfortunately, we have seen some tragic outcomes of people overdosing and dying from medication like opioids,” said Mark Woodward, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. “When you do an investigation you find that they stole them out of the medicine cabinet of a purse and oftentimes the relatives will say I forgot I even had those.”

There are several drop-off locations around the Tulsa Metro and you can drop off your bagged prescription drugs anytime between 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Some of the easy-to-find locations include the Reasor’s near 41st Street and Peoria Avenue, Promenade Mall, the met Recycling Center and the Sand Springs Police Department. 

Items not accepted include syringes, inhalers and liquids.

CLICK HERE to find the nearest location to dispose of prescription drugs