On Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in conjunction with Mayo Clinic will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event in Jacksonville, Florida.
The community drop location will be at the Mayo Clinic hospital entrance located at 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
The purpose of this event is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the public. The event is free and anonymous.
Citizens can turn in prescription drugs, schedule II-V controlled substances and non-controlled drugs, at the event for proper disposal. Items that will not be accepted include over-the-counter drugs, illegal (schedule I) drugs, needles/syringes/sharps containers, medical devices/batteries, aerosol cans/inhalers, chemicals, mercury-containing devices, radioactive drugs, and liquid chemotherapy drugs.
Those that are unable to attend the April 24th event can drop off unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at the public entrance of police headquarters off of Forsyth Street in downtown Jacksonville
. The drop box is accessible 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., seven days a week.