LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you have expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications that you would like to remove from your home, you have that opportunity on Saturday, April 22 which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
There will be several designated collection sites around the valley for safe disposal. Proper disposal helps prevent and reduce medication misuse and opioid addiction.
The following drop-off sites will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Palo Verde High School, 333 S. Pavillion Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144
- Metro NEAC, 3750 Cecile Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89115
- Smiths Marketplace, 9710 W. Skye Canyon Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89166
- Clark High School parking lot, 4291 Pennwood Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
- NLV Police Dept. NWAC, 3755 W. Washburn Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89031
- Metro NWAC, 9850 W. Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129
- Henderson Police Dept., 300 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89102
- Veterans Admin. Hospital at Hwy 215, 6900 N. Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89086
- City of Las Vegas Dept. of Public Safety, 833 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Metro SEAC, 3675 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89121
Before dropping off the medication, you should mark out the patient’s name on the container. The drop-off locations will not accept aerosols, liquids, or needles. Needles can be disposed of at Trac-B at 614 W. Charleston Blvd.
If you can’t make it to the drop-off sites on Saturday, here are some other options:
- You can always take unwanted prescription medication to the Metro Area Commands.
- You can also put the medication in the trash but you should crush it in a sealed plastic bag and then add kitty litter or wet coffee grounds before disposal.
- Request a safe disposal bag from PACT Coalition at (702) 582-7228 or CARE Coalition at (702) 463-1415.