National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.

April 17, 2017

Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., individuals may anonymously turn in their unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal at the following University locations; only pills or patches will be accepted for disposal:

  •          Medical Center: In front of Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Avenue
  •          Morningside: College Walk, 116th Street and Broadway

Since its inception in 2010, the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back events have resulted in the safe collection and disposal of more than 7.1 million pounds of pills. For more information about how to safely dispose prescription drugs or about the upcoming Take Back Day event, visit the DEA Diversion website.

We encourage you to join us participating in this important initiative. Together, we can ensure the health and safety of the University and its surrounding communities.