Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 24 @ 10:00 am-2:00 pmFree
The misuse of prescription drugs is a significant problem across our nation. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, most often obtaining them from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. The simple step of ridding your home of old and unwanted prescription drugs can greatly reduce the chances of misuse.
In addition to hosting the year-round drop-off unit for old and unused prescription drugs, the City’s Police Division also participates in the spring and fall DEA TakeBack Days coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The collection is being conducted drive-thru style in the parking lot of the Municipal Services Center. Only prescription pills are accepted at this collection.
- Any prescription pills
- Thermometers, liquids, inhalers, ointments, syringes/needles (sharps), medication/medical waste from businesses or clinics, any over-the-counter medication
If you have other medicines or medical supplies that you wish to dispose of safely, here are some guidelines:
- Liquids and ointments – mix with cat litter or coffee grounds, then place in a disposable container with a lid, and put in the trash
- Used sharps (lances, needles, etc.) – place into a plastic container, such as a laundry detergent bottle. When the container is half full, seal the lid with tape, mark the container with “used sharps, do not recycle,” and place in your trash
For the rest of the year, visit the Police Division section of our website for details of accepted items. Or visit the //takebackday.dea.gov/ for other drop-off sites.
Submissions to our Community Calendar
As a service to the community, the City hosts an online Community Calendar. We invite you to submit details of upcoming special events that are open to and promote government interests of the community at-large, as determined by the City of Upper Arlington.
To submit a calendar listing, please use this online form. Submissions should include a photograph (no posters or logos) with a exact size of 1920 pixels wide x 1275 pixels high. We recommend that you submit items at least three months in advance, since we may include some community events in the City’s print and e-newsletters as space allows.
The City will not post routine items such as programs, club meetings or classes. The inclusion of a special event does not represent an endorsement from the City. The City reserves complete control of any event postings on the Community Calendar and has final approval authority over them. Community Calendar postings are not intended to, and do not, create a public or designated forum for private speech of any kind. The City reserves its right to refuse a submission