Portsmouth Kroger to participate in Drug Take Back Day April 30


Collection events held in Kroger store parking lots provide safe and convenient drug disposal

WESTERVILLE–Local residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications at 12 Columbus Division Kroger stores during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Kroger Health will partner with local police and sheriff departments to provide drug take back locations in the parking lots of designated stores.

Locally at the Portsmouth Kroger located at 811 Gay Street, participants may drop off prescription drugs by pulling into designated areas within store parking lots, handing their medications directly to an officer or deputy and driving away.

Unused and expired pills, liquids, gels and patches will be accepted. No medications will be accepted within Kroger stores. While remaining inside their vehicles, all attendees are encouraged to follow local and state mask mandates when dropping off their medications.

“Kroger Health welcomes the opportunity to provide safe, convenient and anonymous locations to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs,” said Steve Burson, Division Health and Wellness Manager. “Properly disposing of unused prescription medications is one of the easiest ways to prevent misuse.”

For more details about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, talk with a pharmacist at a local Kroger store or visit www.krogerhealth.com.

Collection events held in Kroger store parking lots provide safe and convenient drug disposal