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Drug Take Back Day providing a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications in Toledo

Six locations will accept a variety of medications, including those that are commonly abused, for disposal in a safe and environmentally friendly way on April 24.
Credit: WTOL 11

TOLEDO, Ohio — The war on drugs isn't just on the streets, it's also in our medicine cabinets.

That's the message for Drug Take Back Day. 

The Toledo Police Department and Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County are sponsoring the Drug Take Back Day at six locations across Toledo.

A variety of expired or unused medication will be accepted at the locations and disposed of safely in an environmentally friendly way. 

All collection sites will accept narcotics, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, prescription drugs and vitamins.

Some sites will accept syringes and liquid medications. You're encouraged to call ahead.

Collection sites will not accept inhalers, ointments/lotions or anything from commercial or medical vendors.

Drug Take Back Day will take place Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The following Toledo locations are serving as collection sites:

  • Scott Park District Police Station (2301 Nebraska Ave.)
  • NW District Police Station (2330 W. Sylvania Ave.)
  • Toledo-Lucas County Health Department (625 N. Erie St.)
  • Meijer - Alexis Road (1500 E. Alexis)
  • Toledo Family Pharmacy (324 Main St.)
  • Kroger - Suder Avenue (4633 Suder Ave.)