Prescription Take Back Day | Richland Library Skip to content

Prescription Take Back Day

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths, by providing a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

Richland County Collection Sites:

·         City of Columbia Police Department – 1 Justice Sq.

·         USC Division of Law Enforcement – Bull St. & Greene St.

·         Richland County Sheriff’s Department – 5623 Two Notch Rd.

·         Forest Acres Police Department – 5205 N. Trenholm Rd.

·         Fort Jackson Police Department – Fort Jackson Main Shopping Center

Any questions?  Go to or call me at 803.231.6330 or email at