The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and University Police Department will host National Drug Take Back Day on April 24. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community is invited to stop by the Coliseum Blue Gate entrance to safely dispose of unwanted medications.
“This is really an opportunity for the community to get rid of medicines that may be in their houses, apartments, or dorms so we can keep those medicines from becoming dangerous,” University Police Captain Sherry St. Clair said.
The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness has purchased a 38-gallon medication disposal kiosk.
“With this medication disposal system, we can safely accept prescription medications, over the counter medications, and liquid medication bottles less than 4 ounces,” Vice President of Health Promotion and Wellness Tara Hulsey said.
While the kiosk will be at the Coliseum on Saturday, the kiosk’s permanent location is in the University Police Department’s lobby at 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown.
“Having the kiosk at the Police Department allows the community to dispose of unused medicines any time. The Police Department is open 24-hours a day, year-round, and they have free visitor parking,” said Amy Sidwell, Program Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness.