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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day -
October 27, 2018

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (US DEA) announced the next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day as October 27, 2018. 

Local law enforcement agencies will be collecting prescription drugs at a variety of locations between 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 

Participating Locations

Bexley Police Department
559 North Cassingham Road 

Diley Ridge Medical Center Parking Lot
7911 Diley Road 


Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Avenue
Accepting dry pills, syringes, sharps (in puncture resistant container), and lancets

Clinton Township Police @ Township Hall
3820 Cleveland Avenue 

Franklin Township Police / Fire Station 192 - (9am-2pm)
2193 Frank Road
Accepting dry pills, needles, liquid medicines, inhalers, creams, and patches

Dublin Justice Center
6565 Commerce Parkway

Perry Township Police Department
7125 Sawmill Road

Groveport Police Department
5690 Clyde Moore Drive

Hilliard Police Department
5171 Northwest Pkwy

New Albany Police Department / Plain Township Fire Department
9500 Johnstown Road


Reynoldsburg Police Department
7240 East Main Street

Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd  

784 North State Street

Whitehall Police Department North Lot
365 South Yearling Rd 

Worthington Police Department
6555 Worthington Galena Rd

Sharon Township Police Department
95 East Wilson Bridge Road  

Kroger Locations
Accepting: dry pills, liquid medicines, aerosols, needles, creams, patches 

  • Canal Winchester, 6095 Gender Road
  • Columbus, 3637 S. High Street
  • Dublin, 7625 Sawmill Road
  • Gahanna, 300 S. Hamilton Road
  • Hilliard, 4656 Cemetery Road
  • Westerville, 55 W. Schrock Road


Permanent Drug Drop-Off Locations

In Franklin County there are several permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off locations for your convenience. Each location accepts dry, prescription pills. If you have other items such as liquid medicines, inhalers, needles, creams, or patches, please verify that they are accepted by calling first.

​ Listed below are all the Franklin County community drop-off locations that are open to the public:

Dublin Police Department
6565 Commerce Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-889-1112
Email Dublin Police Department

Franklin County Government Center Lobby
369 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-525-4507
Email Franklin County Government Center
Grove City Division of Police
3360 Park Street
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-277-1710
Email Grove City Police
Hilliard Police Department
5171 Northwest Parkway
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-334-2336
Email Hilliard Police Department
New Albany Police Department
50 Village Hall Road
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 614-855-7544
Email New Albany Police Department 
Pickerington Police Department
1311 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: 614-575-6911
Email Pickerington Police Department

Reynoldsburg Police Department

7240 E Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-866-6622
Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-583-5042
Westerville Division of Police
29 S State Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-901-6860
Email Westerville Police
Whitehall Division of Police
365 S Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213
Phone: 614-237-6333
Email Whitehall Police
Worthington Division of Police
6555 Worthington Galena Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-4463
Email Worthington Police

Additional Information

For a list of additional drop-off locations outside of central Ohio, please visit the Rx Drug Box website.