Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Major Tom Reddin
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Phone: (573) 875-1111

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

October 20, 2020 - The next Prescription Drug Take Back event in Boone County is being held October 23rd & 24th, 2020, with multiple collection sites available. We want to remind everyone that sharps/needles should not be brought to the collection sites. Below are recommendations for prescription drug disposal between these take back events, disposal of medications via the City of Columbia's household hazardous waste disposal, methods recommended by the Department of Natural Resources, and proper disposal of sharps/needles.

Collection Sites

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO
  • University of Missouri Student Union, 518 Hitt St, Columbia, MO

Saturday, October 24th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Ashland Police Department, 601 E Broadway, Ashland, MO
  • Centralia Police Department, 114 S Rollins, Centralia, MO
  • Hallsville Police Department, 202 Highway 124 East, Hallsville, MO
  • Hickman High School, 1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO
  • Rock Bridge High School, 4303 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO

Additional Disposal Information and Collection Programs

For more information on pharmaceutical and needle disposal, please see the brochures below.

Medications may also be disposed of through the City of Columbia's Household Hazardous Waste collection program.