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National Drug Take-Back Day October 28th, 2023

Digital graphic of medicine bottles on shelves. Text says "Drug Take Back Day, Ready to Empty Out Your Medicine Cabinet?"

Ready to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet? 

October 28th is National Drug Take Back Day, see the list of places in Butler County that will be hosting a collection site!

Every year police departments around the county open up drug take-back sites where you can safely dispose of unwanted medication. It is important to remove unwanted or expired medication from your home to prevent it from being taken accidentally or misused by another member of the household, guests, or pets. Disposing of unwanted medication by throwing it away with your personal trash or by flushing down the drain can be both harmful to the environment and potentially put animals and other humans at risk. October 28th is National Drug Take Back Day, check the list below to find a take-back site near you!

Stop by anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, no appointment necessary. 

Butler County Locations:

  • Middletown Police Department: Middletown Division of Police
    • Police Parking Circle, 1 Donham Plaza, Middletown OH, 45042
  • Oxford Police Department
    • Tri-Community Center Drive-Through Drop-Off, 6025 Fairfield Rd, Oxford, OH 45056
    • Oxford Police Department Permanent Collection Box Site, 101 East High Street, Oxford, OH 45056
    • Walmart, 5720 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056
  • Hamilton Police Department
    • 331 South Front Street, Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Fairfield Township Police Department 
    • 6485 Vonnie Vale Court, Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Fairfield Police Department
    • 5230 Pleasant Ave, Fairfield, OH 45014
  • Ross Townships Police Department 
    • 4055 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013
  • Village of Seven Mile Police Department 
    • 201 High Street, Seven Mile, OH 45062

*Live outside of Butler County or don't see a location listed near you? Try the DEA Take Back Day Collection Site Locator.


Unable to make it October 28th? 

Visit any of the locations listed to pick up your free Deterra bags! Simply put your unwanted medication in the bag, add warm water, seal, shake gently, and dispose of in trash! Deterra bags deactivate the medication, leaving it unavailable for misuse and is safe for the environment. Each bag can deactivate 45 pills or films, 6 oz. of liquid, or 6 patches.  

  • Hamilton
    • Envision Partnerships 
    • Fitton Family YMCA
    • DeCoach Rehabilitation Center (Hamilton location)
    • Butler County Children Services
    • Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities
    • Butler Behavioral Health
    • Fitton Center for Creative Arts
    • Hamilton Lane Library
  • Fairfield
    • DeCoach Rehabilitation Center (Fairfield location)
    • Fairfield Lane Library
    • Fairfield Township Police Department
  • West Chester
    • Midpointe Library (West Chester location)
    • Midpointe Library (Liberty Center location)
  • Trenton
    • Midpointe Library (Trenton location)
  • Oxford
    • BikeWise Oxford / Kofenya Coffee
    • Oxford Miami University Police Department
    • Oxford Lane Library
  • Middletown
    • Midpointe Library (Middletown location)
  • Ross
    • Ross Township Police Department