Prescription Drug Disposal

You dump it, you drink it! Over 80% of waterways tested in the United States show traces of medications in them (Teleosis Institute, 2008). Compounding this problem is the difficulty and added cost of removal of pharmaceuticals from our public water supplies.

Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet of expired or unneeded prescription drugs but you are not sure what you should do with them? Flushing drugs into your waste water system can affect area water supplies, surface water systems, and the humans and animals who are the eventual users of that water.

White River area drug take back programs provide a safe, responsible way to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs through local law enforcement programs. By dropping off your unwanted medications, you help to:

  • Remove a potential source of drugs from those who might be tempted to abuse, steal or sell them.
  • Keep dangerous medicines away from the curious eyes of children, grandchildren, and their friends.
  • Eliminate water pollution by not flushing drugs into waste water systems.
  • Eliminate improper handling or landfilling of drugs put in household trash.
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Visit or call the program locations below to safely dispose of your old prescriptions:

Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Off Programs

The locations listed below offer full time, prescription drug drop off services through local law enforcement offices, including 24-hour drop off accessibility.  Contact your community’s drop-off location for specific information.  For law enforcement secured drop-off locations outside our ten-county service area, visit http://www.artakeback.org/.

Cleburne County
Cleburne County Sheriff's Office
914 South 9th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72542
(501) 362-8143
 
Greers Ferry Police Department
8739 Edgemont Road
Greers Ferry, AR  72067
(501) 825-7172
 
Fulton County (October 2013)
Fulton County Jail Complex
450 N. Main Street
Salem, AR  72576
(870) 895-2601
 
Independence County
Independence County Sheriff's Office
1750 Myers Street
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 793-8838
 
Izard County
Izard County Sheriff's Office
300 Circle Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-4203
 
Jackson County
Newport Police Department
615 Third Street
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8240
 
Sharp County
Cave City Police Department
120 E. Spring Street
Cave City, AR  72521
(870) 283-5455
 
Sharp County Detention Center
Court Drive
Ash Flat, AR 72513
(870) 994-7356
 
Stone County
Stone County Sheriff's Office
1009 Sheriff's Drive
Mountain View, AR 72560
(870) 269-3825
 
Van Buren County
Van Buren County Sheriff's Office
184 Detention Drive
Clinton, AR 72031
(501) 745-2112
 
White County
Bald Knob Police Department
3713 Hwy. 367 North
Bald Knob, AR  72010
(501) 724-5193
 
Beebe Police Department
201 W. Illinois Street
Beebe, AR  72012
(501) 882-3365
 
White County Sheriff's Office
1600 E. Booth Road
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-6279
 
Woodruff County
McCrory Police Department
109 N. Jackson Street
McCrory, AR 72101
(870) 731-2421
 
Woodruff County Sheriff’s Office
500 North Third Street
Augusta, AR  72006
(870 347-5206