April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Staff reports

Do you have prescription medications in your home that have expired? That you no longer use? Or that you don’t want? Are you wondering how you can dispose of them? The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) joins CDAC Behavioral Healthcare in encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs safely on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 24.

Several collection sites throughout Santa Rosa County are available year-round:

Walgreens (24/7)

  • 3909 Highway 90, Pace
  • 6506 Caroline Street, Milton
  • 8220 Navarre Parkway, Navarre

 CVS (24/7)

  • 6501 Caroline Street (Hwy 90), Milton

 Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday)

  • 5755 East Milton Road, Milton
  • 1322 College Parkway, Gulf Breeze
  • 8597 High School Boulevard, Navarre
  • 4775 Pace Patriot Boulevard, Pace
  • 3695 Highway 4, Jay

 If there is not a collection site near you, you can dispose of unused or unwanted medications at home:

  •  Mix pills with water or soda to dissolve them or add coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter to liquids.
  • Put the mixture into a sealable container, such as a used coffee can or liquid laundry detergent bottle, and seal it closed with duct tape.
  • Hide the container in your household trash and put it out for collection as close to your regular collection day as possible.
  • Before throwing away prescription bottles, black out your personal information or remove the labels to protect your privacy and identity.