Walmart and Sam’s Club are hosting in-person medication disposal events at select store and club locations across the country on Saturday, October 28th, including right here in Central Florida. The event is part of the DEA’s biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Law enforcement will set up in the parking lot from 10am to 2pm on October 28th to help people safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications at the following Walmart or Sam’s Club locations:
|WM Supercenter||4085 WEDGEWOOD LN||THE VILLAGES|
|SAMS||4763 WEST IRLO BRONSON MEM HWY||KISSIMMEE|
|SAMS||11920 NARCOOSSEE RD||ORLANDO|
|Neighborhood Market||7818 COLONIAL WEST DRIVE||ORLANDO|
A complete list of DEA Take Back Day location events can be found online.
“We continue to prioritize efforts to help prevent any misuse or abuse of prescription medications in our communities,” said Lisa Young, Senior Director with Walmart Specialty Compliance and Ethics. “Collaborating with organizations for efforts like this one can help minimize the chances that prescription medication ends up in the wrong hands.”
Walmart also reminds its pharmacy customers of additional disposal options year-round. As of 2020, more than 1,000 in-pharmacy medication disposal kiosks have been installed in Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. A complete list of safe medication disposal locations can be found on the DEA’s website.
In addition, for those who fill prescriptions for opioid medications, Walmart and Sam’s Club offers an at-home opioid disposal product, DisposeRx, at no cost in all pharmacies nationwide. Visit Walmart’s Opioid Stewardship for more information on efforts.