Several containers of over the counter and prescription medications on the shelves of a 1960's medicine cabinet.

Drug Take Back at UTC

UTC is participating in the city, state, and national Drug Take-Back event this week by collecting unused and expired medication. This initiative is aimed at providing our community with a safe way to dispose of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medication. UTC will be collecting faculty, staff, students, and community members unwanted or unused medication on October 25th  from 11 to 1 in Heritage Plaza!

Also, we are excited to announce that UTC is a permanent take-back location! You can dispose of your medications using the UTC Take-Back box located that the UTC Police Department! 

Why should you participate?

  • Flushing & throwing away medication pollutes our water system.
  • Prescription drugs are often stolen from our cabinets.
  • Leaving medication in cabinets allows others to use them for recreational purpose.
  • Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis.
  • Sharing medication is illegal and dangerous! Don’t keep it around for others to use!
  • It keeps you organized and frees space in your cabinets.

The collection process:

  • Please bring containers in the original containers with your personal information crossed out.

  • Bring prescription, over-the-counter, and even your pet’s medication!

  • DO NOT bring needles, IV bags, or radioactive medications. Contact your health provider for information regarding disposal of these items.

  • Each participant will place their medications in the collection box. You can submit them in a plastic bag or sandwich bag if you have multiple.

  • Proper disposal will be handled by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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