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
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, April 22, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens to dispose of unwanted and expired medications safely and anonymously.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends. Take Back Day provides a chance to clean out and get rid of unneeded medication to help prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
Our community’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day will include 9 locations in Polk County for citizens to turn in Human and Pet Medicationsin liquid and solid form, vitamins, and syringes for proper disposal. Medications should be placed in a clear, air-tight plastic bag.
Drop-off locations 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 West, 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 medications may also be taken to the county’s permanent drop sites, 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); and Winter Haven (weekdays 8-5). Only solids are accepted in permanent drop boxes (no liquids or syringes). To avoid harming lakes and ground water, please do not dispose of medication in the toilet.