Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Charlotte, North Carolina: Saturday, April 27th
From 10:00 AM Till 2:00 PM
Got drugs you no longer need or that are expired? Get rid of them safely and responsibly in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area this Saturday, April 27th during the DEA's National Prescription Take Back Day from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
Why take back prescription drugs? Recent studies show that 6.2 million Americans misused controlled, prescription drugs and that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from a home's medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Results of the October 2018 DEA Take Back Day resulted in:
- Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,770
- Total Collection Sites: 5,839
- Total Weight Collected: 914,236 lbs. (457.12 Tons)
During last October's Drug Take Back Day, 81 North Carolina law enforcement agencies collected some 30,000 pounds of drugs across the state. Many of those drugs were opioids.
Where to take unused and/or expired drugs in Charlotte/Mecklenburg for safe disposal:
Charlotte area Drug Take Back Day collection sites include the Carolina Place Mall Food Court (11025 Carolina Place Parkway in Pineville), as well as at the following Harris Teeter store locations:
- Davis Lake Shops: 8445 Davis Lake Parkway in Charlotte
- Mint Hill Festival Plaza: 7036 Brighton Park Drive in Charlotte
- Morrocroft: 6701 Morrison Boulevard in Charlotte
- Mountain Island: 3540 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Charlotte
- Northcross Shopping Center: 9759 Sam Furr Road in Huntersville
- Steelecroft: 13000 S. Tryon Street in Charlotte
- Stonecrest: 7852 Rea Road in Ballantyne area of Charlotte
- University City: 8600 University City Boulevvard in Charlotte
DEA April 2019 Take Back Prescriptions Drugs Day Video
Dispose of Prescription Drugs Safely At CVS & Walgreens
If you're not able to take advantage of Take Back Day on Saturday, don't forget that CVS has been adding kiosks to drop off unused medications in some 750 of its stores. To make it easier to get rid of leftover prescription drugs, CVS Health and Walgreens have been installing machines for disposal in their drugstores. You can simply drop the unwanted medication into what looks like a mailbox. Just check with your local CVS and Walgreens about their services in this regard. These drugstore collection efforts have resulted in more than 175 tons of unwanted prescription drugs collected. Neither CVS nor Walgreens accept illegal drugs, needles and syringes, inhalers or anything containing mercury. For information from The Druge Enforcement Administration about where to take back unused and expired drugs nationwide, click here.
This information about Charlotte/Mecklenburg's drop-off locations for prescription drugs on Take Back Day on April 27th is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts.