National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | October 26 @ 10am-2pm
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019
4:00 PM— 8:00 PMUTC
Rimrock is proud to be partnering with local law enforcement, and the DEA for this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, October 26. This year, there will be two locations in Billings for people to dispose of their unwanted and expired prescription medications:
- The Billings Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Avenue
- First Interstate Bank, 730 Main Street, Billings Heights
Staff from Rimrock will be at the Heights location assisting with the event.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Too often, these unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused 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. This year, Montana’s drug take-back events in April yielded more than 4,100 pounds of prescription drugs.
Help us make Billings a little safer by cleaning out your medicine cabinets this October. Join us on Saturday, October 26th, any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm at the First Interstate Bank in the Heights at 730 Main Street to safely and anonymously dispose of your unused or expired prescription medications.
“First Interstate champions healthy communities and supports efforts to provide a safe, regulated place to dispose of outdated and unused prescription drugs,” said Brian Brown, First Interstate’s Billings Market President. “We applaud Rimrock’s efforts in recognizing the need to preemptively collect these materials, significantly minimizing the odds that they fall into the wrong hands.”
Other sites around the state and country can be found online at https://takebackday.dea.gov/ #collection-locator. Unwanted prescriptions can also be disposed of throughout the year at 50 permanent drop box locations across the state.