Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Walmart and Sam’s Club
On Saturday, Oct. 28 the DEA is having their biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Several Walmart and Sam’s Club locations are hosting in-person medication disposal events across the country.
Law enforcement will set up in parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help people safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.
As of 2020, more than 1,000 in-pharmacy medication disposal kiosks have been installed in Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide.
In addition, for people who fill prescriptions for opioid medications, Walmart and Sam’s Club offers an at-home opioid disposal product, DisposeRx, in all pharmacies nationwide.
Hannah Rosendahl, a pharmacy manager at the Cloquet Walmart Supercenter explained Drug Take Back Day helps people go through their medicine cabinet clear out any medication that shouldn’t be used anymore.
“These things can affect the environment,” Rosendahl said. “Most importantly, we want to protect the people and our loved ones in our lives, by making sure we’re getting rid of medications that we’re no longer using.”
Here are several locations participating in the prescription drug take back day:
- St. Paul Walmart Supercenter at 1644 Robert Street S
- Albert Lea Walmart Supercenter at 1550 Blake Avenue
- Little Falls Walmart Supercenter at 15091 18th Street NE
- Cambridge Walmart Supercenter at 2101 2nd Avenue SE
- Owatonna Walmart Supercenter at 1130 W Frontage Road
- Brooklyn Park Walmart Supercenter at 8000 Lakeland Avenue N
- Maple Grove Walmart Supercenter at 9451 Dunkirk Lane N
- Bloomington Walmart Supercenter at 700 American Boulevard E
- Cloquet Walmart Supercenter at 1308 Highway 33 S
- Inver Grove Heights Walmart Store at 9165 Cahill Avenue