Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: HCA South Tampa (2901 W. Swann Ave), HCA Central Tampa (801 E. Hillsborough Ave), and Walgreens (17511 Bruce B Downs Blvd)
In partnership with the DEA, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, and HCA Florida Healthcare, Tampa Police will be collecting unused or expired prescription medication at the following locations: HCA South Tampa (2901 W. Swann Ave), HCA Central Tampa (801 E. Hillsborough Ave), and Walgreens (17511 Bruce B Downs Blvd) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Tampa Police Department also has a safe disposal box available year-round at Headquarters and all three patrol districts.
Community members should keep the following in mind if they plan on using the disposal boxes or stopping by one of the participating locations :
• Accepted items: tablets, capsules, and patches
• Unaccepted items: needles, syringes, lancets, or liquids
• Pills should be removed from any container with personal health information
• Pills should be placed in a clear, plastic, sealable bag
“The Tampa Police Department is committed to educating our community on the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and the importance of proper disposal of medications,” said Chief Lee Bercaw. “It is our hope that by providing our community a safe method of disposal, it will help us make Tampa safer, together by further preventing drug overdoses and deaths in our area.”