Dispose Of Unused Prescriptions This Weekend

Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency Saturday April 29th for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

The semi-annual event will take place at various drop off locations in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie Counties. You can drop any unused or expired prescription and over the counter drugs with no questions asked. 

Officials warn that most Americans have been disposing of their expired or unused drugs by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away in the garbage. Both of these methods of disposal pose potential safety and health risks. 

Any pill or patch medications can be dropped off but liquids, aerosols and syringes will not be accepted.You can find a complete list of metro area drop-offs below. 


DOUGLAS COUNTY LOCATIONS 10 AM - 2 PM                                      

Hy-Vee Locations

  • 180th and Pacific
  • 132nd and West Dodge
  • 156th and West Maple

Walgreens Locations

  • 132nd and W. Center
  • 135th and Q- 84th and Harrison 
  • 30th and Lake 
  • 24th and L Street

Supermercado Nuestra Familia- 18th and Vinton

SARPY COUNTY LOCATIONS 9 AM - NOON

  • Shadow Lake Hy-Vee parking lot (Hwy 370 & 72nd Street)
  • Bellevue Police Department (1510 Wall St.)
  • La Vista Police Department (7701 South 96th St.)

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY LOCATION 10 AM - 2 PM

  • Walgreens (535 E. Broadway) 
  • Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office (1400 Big Lake Road)
  • Carter Lake City Hall (950 Locust)

Other Locations

  • Blair Police Department (1730 Lincoln St.)
  • Fremont Police Department (725 Park Ave.)
  • Glenwood Police Department (3 N. Vine St.)
  • Shenandoah Police Department (400 W. Sheridan Ave.)

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