Licking County Drug Take Back Day

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Licking County Drug Take Back Day

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take advantage of a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during Rx Collect: Drug Take-Back Day by joining the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at Kroger Marketplace on N. 21st St. in Newark, Kroger Marketplace on E. Broad St. in Pataskala, and the Hebron Police Department on W. Main St. in Hebron.

This year’s event is in partnership with the Newark Police Department, Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Kroger, Hebron Police Department, and support from Mental Health and Recovery of Licking and Knox Counties.

On Saturday, April 22, from 10 am to 2 pm, visit one of the take-back locations with your unused or expired prescription drugs in a clear, plastic bag for safe disposal.

  • Kroger Marketplace – N. 21st St. in Newark
  • Kroger Marketplace – E. Broad St. in Pataskala
  • Hebron Police Department – W. Main St. in Hebron

For safety measures, please drive through the location and hand the medication to the professionals for disposal and remain in your vehicle. No questions are asked, and confidentiality remains a priority.

Proper Disposal of Medication:

Prior to disposal, please empty pills into a in a clear, plastic baggie. If disposing of medicine bottles, please black out your personal information such as name and Rx number.

Items accepted during Rx Collect:

  • Unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs
  • Over-the-Counter medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medical Ointments, creams, lotions
  • Liquid medications such as cough syrup
  • Inhalers
  • LCHD also is collecting vaping pens and cartridges at our Drug Take Back Day collection sites for disposal. Vaping pens without the internal batteries are considered household hazardous waste and will be accepted for disposal at the Drug Take Back Day sites.

Items accepted during Rx Collect:

  • IV Bags
  • Thermometers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Needles, syringes, lancets or other sharps



April 22
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Licking County Health Department (LCHD)
(740) 349-6535
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