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.