Unwanted medicines collection

The Knoxville Police Department, City and County Solid Waste Offices, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, UT Academy of Student Pharmacists, Knoxville Utilities Board, Metropolitan Drug Commission, Hallsdale Powell Utility District, and the Knox County Health Department sponsor Unwanted Medicines Collection events during the year.

The events offer residents an opportunity to turn in unwanted and/or outdated and expired prescription medicines and over the counter medications for proper disposal b KPD. And, all empty containers and packaging are also properly recycled.

On Saturday, October 26, police are collecting unwanted prescriptions at Krutch Park from 9am-2pm.

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