National Take Back Program Prescription Drug Collection

On April 28th, 2018, the Dubuque Drug Task Force participated in a nationwide effort sponsored by the DEA to collect old and unused prescription medications.   Items collected included prescription medication, non-prescription medication, vitamins, herbals, supplements, syringes, and other items.

The total weight of prescription and non-prescription medication collected during the event was 743 pounds.  The total weight of sharps collected was 125 pounds.

The items collected will be incinerated at a later date.

A special thanks to Sam’s Club for the use of their parking lot as a collection site.  Their assistance helped in our fight against prescription drug abuse and in the proper disposal of hazardous household items.

A reminder to anyone who may have missed this event, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office has a Prescription Drop Box located in the front lobby of the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center located at 770 Iowa St., Dubuque, Ia.