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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at local Police Departments in Polk County

2023Sat28Oct10:00 amSat2:00 amNational Prescription Drug Take Back Day at local Police Departments in Polk County10:00 am - 2:00 am CATEGORY:Volunteer OpportunityPRICE RANGE:Free


StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens to dispose of unneeded and expired medications in a safe manner. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medication. Studies show that medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.

Our community’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will include the following locations in Polk County for citizens to turn in unused, expired, or unwanted Human and Pet Medications, including over the counter medications, vitamins, and other medication in liquid and solid form, for safe and proper disposal. Medications should be placed in a clear, air-tight plastic bag.

Drop-off locations (pending confirmation) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm are:
Auburndale Police Department – 2 Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL
Bartow Police Department – 450 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL
Davenport Police Department – 16 Bay Street W, Davenport, FL
Haines City Police Department – 35400 Highway 27, Haines City, FL
Lakeland Police Department – 219 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Lake Alfred Police Department – 190 N. Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred, FL
Lake Hamilton Police Department – 100 Smith Avenue, Lake Hamilton, FL
Lake Wales Police Department – 133 E. Tillman Avenue, Lake Wales, FL
Winter Haven Police Department – 125 N. Lake Silver Drive NW, Winter Haven, FL

Unwanted medication may also be taken to the county’s permanent drop sites at the Police Department locations,
funded by Givewell Community Foundation, at the Police Department locations in: Auburndale (weekdays 8-5);
Haines City (weekdays 8-5); Lake Alfred (24hrs/7days); Lake Hamilton (weekdays 8-5); Lakeland (24hrs/7days); or
Winter Haven (weekdays 8-5). Liquids or syringes are not accepted in permanent drop boxes.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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