Stark County’s Drug Take Back Day returns Saturday, Sept. 23! Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, Drug Free Stark County, the Opiate Task Force of Stark County and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Stark County Police Chiefs’ Association, are pleased to sponsor this collection day for Stark County residents to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications safely. Police officials will be on-site to collect the meds and dispose of them without harming the environment. This program is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked and no identification is needed. All meds will be accepted.
Since 2010, 28,494* pounds of unneeded or expired medication, as well as the safe disposal of used needles and other sharps, has been collected during Stark County’s Drug Take Back Days. Through 2014, this successful collaboration was held on the national Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back Day in the fall and spring each year. In 2015, this effort became all local with help from Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, Drug Free Stark County, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Waste Management District, Stark County Police Chiefs’ Association, Mercy and Aultman Hospitals. Plans are to hold this event annually in the fall.
In 2016, law enforcement from Alliance, Canton, Canal Fulton, Hartville, Jackson Township, Louisville, Magnolia, Minerva, North Canton, Perry Township, Uniontown, Waynesburg and the Stark County Sheriff’s Department collected medications at this community-wide event.
*We have collected an additional 18,061 pounds of medication between May 2013 to end of year 2016 in permanent drug collection boxes »
2017 Drug Take Back Day locations
Alliance Community Hospital 1900 South Union, (Parking lot in front of AIMM Orthopedics) Alliance, OH 44601
Aultman Hospital 2600 6th St. SW, (Bedford St. Valet Circle) Canton, Ohio 44710
Fairless High School 11885 Navarre Road SW, Navarre, OH 44662
Hartville Police Dept. 202 W. Maple St., Hartville, Ohio 44632
Jackson Township Safety Center 7383 Fulton Drive NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646
Judge Eugene Fellmeth Safety Center 1165 S. Locust St. NW, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
Louisville Police Dept. 1150 W. Main St., Louisville, Ohio 44641
Massillon Police Dept. 2 James Duncan Plaza, Massillon, OH 44646
Mercy Medical Center 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708
Minerva Police Dept. 209 North Market St., Minerva, Ohio 44657
North Canton City Hall 145 N. Main St., (Enter parking lot off Ream Ave. NW for entrance to City Hall/Police Department) North Canton, Ohio 44720
Perry Town Center/Levin Mattress 5119 W. Tuscarawas St., Canton, Ohio 44708
Plain Township Hall 2600 Easton St. NE, Canton, Ohio 44721
Towpath Trail YMCA 1226 Market St. NE, Navarre, OH 44662
Uniontown Police Dept. 1635 Edison St. NW, Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Village Hall 110 N. Main St., Waynesburg, Ohio 44688
For more information, please contact Karen Abel Jepsen, Health and Wellness Manager, at Karen.Jepsen@StarkMHAR.org.