MEDICATION TAKE BACK

Metro Drug Coalition is proud to partner with local law enforcement to reduce the number of unused, unwanted, and expired medications in homes around our community. Disposing of your medications properly reduces the risk of substance misuse and environmental harm caused by flushing or throwing medications away improperly. Items dropped off are kept anonymous and no questions asked.

For medication drop boxes or Take Back events near you, visit countitlockitdropit.org.

Upcoming Medication Collection Events in Knox County

Aging Adult Resource Fair & Medication Take Back

Saturday, July 30, 2022  |  10am – 2pm

Location: Pellissippi State Community College – Strawberry Plains Campus
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914

Proudly presented by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Drug Coalition

Metro Drug Coalition is proud to partner with KCSO to reduce the number of unused, unwanted, and expired medications in homes around our community. Disposing of your medications properly reduces the risk of substance misuse and environmental harm caused by flushing or throwing medications away improperly. Items dropped off are kept anonymous and no questions asked.

What is accepted:

      • All household prescription and over-the-counter medications (including narcotics)
      • Liquid medications
      • Ointments, lotions, drops
      • Pet medications
      • Syringes/medical sharps (including EpiPens)
      • Expired Narcan/Naloxone

Choice Health Network Logo

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On behalf of Choice Health Network, we accept unopened wound care and first-aid items (band-aids, alcohol swabs, tape, gauze, etc.) and unopened syringes/needles.

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FREE PAPER DOCUMENT* SHREDDING provided by Paper-Bee-Gone!
Document shredding is a simple way to better protect yourself or your loved ones from experiencing fraud or identity theft. Paper-Bee-Gone’s employees are HIPAA compliant and document shredding occurs on-site.

*Each individual is limited to 2 bankers boxes (12 1/2″ x 16 5/16″ x 10 1/2″) full of documents for shredding. No exceptions.
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Also join us to learn more about…

          • Organizations in our community that serve older adults
          • Available resources
          • Fraud and crime prevention
          • Healthy aging
          • Long-term and end of life care
          • Aging in place
          • Medication safety
          • Overdose prevention and Naloxone training
          • And more!

Is your organization that serves older adults interested in being part of this event?
Please contact Misty McPhetridge at mmcphetridge@metrodrug.org or call 865-588-5550 ext. 105.

Aging Adult Resource Fair & Medication Take Back

Saturday, October 22, 2022  |  10am – 2pm

Location: Halls Senior Center
4405 Crippen Road
Knoxville, TN 37918

Proudly presented by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Drug Coalition

Metro Drug Coalition is proud to partner with KCSO to reduce the number of unused, unwanted, and expired medications in homes around our community. Disposing of your medications properly reduces the risk of substance misuse and environmental harm caused by flushing or throwing medications away improperly. Items dropped off are kept anonymous and no questions asked.

What is accepted:

      • All household prescription and over-the-counter medications (including narcotics)
      • Liquid medications
      • Ointments, lotions, drops
      • Pet medications
      • Syringes/medical sharps (including EpiPens)
      • Expired Narcan/Naloxone

Choice Health Network Logo

.

On behalf of Choice Health Network, we accept unopened wound care and first-aid items (band-aids, alcohol swabs, tape, gauze, etc.) and unopened syringes/needles.

.

FREE PAPER DOCUMENT* SHREDDING provided by Paper-Bee-Gone!
Document shredding is a simple way to better protect yourself or your loved ones from experiencing fraud or identity theft. Paper-Bee-Gone’s employees are HIPAA compliant and document shredding occurs on-site.

*Each individual is limited to 2 bankers boxes (12 1/2″ x 16 5/16″ x 10 1/2″) full of documents for shredding. No exceptions.
Paper Bee Gone Logo

Also join us to learn more about…

          • Organizations in our community that serve older adults
          • Available resources
          • Fraud and crime prevention
          • Healthy aging
          • Long-term and end of life care
          • Aging in place
          • Medication safety
          • Overdose prevention and Naloxone training
          • And more!

Is your organization that serves older adults interested in being part of this event?
Please contact Misty McPhetridge at mmcphetridge@metrodrug.org or call 865-588-5550 ext. 105.

For questions regarding medication collection events or if your organization is interested in partnering with us in the future,
please email Misty McPhetridge at mmcphetridge@metrodrug.org or call 865-588-5550 ext. 105.