October Prescription Drug Take Back

The next prescription drug take back event in Boone County is being held October 22nd & 23rd, 2021, with multiple collection sites available. We want to remind everyone that sharps/needles should not be brought to the collection sites. Attached are recommendations for prescription drug disposal between these take back events, disposal of medications via the City of Columbia's household hazardous waste disposal, methods recommended by the Department of Natural Resources, and proper disposal of sharps/needles.

Collection Sites

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 from 10 AM to 2 PM

  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital 800 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO
  • MU Student Center 901 E Rollins St, Columbia, MO

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Ashland Police Department 601 E Broadway, Ashland, MO
  • Rock Bridge High School 4303 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO
  • Hickman High School 1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO
  • Hallsville Police Department 202 Highway 124 East, Hallsville, MO
  • Centralia Police Department 114 S Rollins, Centralia, MO

Additional Disposal Information and Collection Programs

For more information on pharmaceutical and needle disposal, please see the informational brochures below.

Medications may also be disposed of through the City of Columbia's Household Hazardous Waste collection program.