Bay Area participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Anyone with unused prescription drugs can safely dispose of them on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at several Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Sarasota County locations. It's part of  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

Law enforcement agencies across the country are collecting unwanted medication Saturday to get it off the street and disposed of properly.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the annual event is meant to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way for residents to get rid of prescription drugs while educating people about the danger of opioid abuse.

During the 2019 Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a total of 1,015 pounds of unwanted medication was collected in Hillsborough County.

Hillsborough County locations:

7011 West Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33634

Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Medical Plaza
425 S Parsons Ave
Brandon, FL 33511

3102 W Gandy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611

1505 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607

Pinellas County locations:

Kenneth City Police Department
4600 58th Street North, Kenneth City

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at St. Pete Beach Community Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach

St. Petersburg Police Department 
-1301 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo

Pinellas Park Police Department at Walmart
8001 U.S. Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park

On Top of the World (Residents Only) - East Activity Auditorium
2069 World Parkway Boulevard East, Clearwater
Largo Police Department
201 Highland Avenue North, Largo
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office North District Station
2496 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin

Pasco County:

Wiregrass Mall Garage: 
28211 Paseo Dr., Wesley Chapel

Pasco Sheriff's Administration
8700 Citizens Dr., New Port Richey

Sarasota County:

Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
3500 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota