Medication Take Back Day - April 28

Got Drugs

Kansas City Police officers will be at locations throughout the city 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28 to collected unused prescription and over-the-count medicines. These drugs can be handed over to the police -- no questions asked -- for safe disposal.

  • Neither the police nor Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will track individuals who dispose of the drugs at one of the locations listed on this page. 
  • All types of drugs will be accepted, except injectables and aerosols/inhalers. Needles will also not be accepted.
  • Excess medications from pharmacies, hospitals, doctors and other businesses will not be accepted.

The drugs collected April 28 will be incinerated.

Last September, the KCPD collected 853 pounds of drugs during a similar take-back event. Nationwide, more than 702,000 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired drugs were turned in that same day.

Drugs turned in at take-back events prevents them from being misused or abused. It is also the safest most environmentally sound way to dispose of these drugs.

Studies show most abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and/or friends.

"Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in -- safely and anonymously -- a record amount of prescription drugs."

From the DEA website takebackday.dea.gov

KC Police Take-Back
Locations April 28, 2018

Walgreens
5400 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123

MainCor Parking Lot
3215 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Price Chopper
8430 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

KCPD North Patrol Division
1001 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155

KCPD Shoal Creek Patrol Division
6801 NE Pleasant Valley Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

KCPD South Patrol Division
9701 Marion Park Drive
Kansas City, MO 64137