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Veterinary Health Center

Veterinary Health Center
1800 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

For appointments or emergencies call:

Small Animal Desk
785-532-5690
785-532-4309 fax

Large Animal Desk
785-532-5700
785-532-4989 fax

vhc@vet.k-state.edu

Options for Returning Unused/Expired Medications in Riley County, KS

1. Riley County Police Department sponsors a DEA Drug Take Back Day two times a year.
  1. Typically occur in April and October
  2. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
  3. What do they accept?
    1. pills (capsules or tablets) and patches
    2. medications can be controlled or uncontrolled
    3. medications can be prescription or over-the-counter
    4. cannot accept liquid medications, illicit drugs, inhalers, sharps (needles/syringes)
  4. How do you bring the medications?
    1. Dump all pills into a clear plastic zip baggie
    2. Do not bring pill vials or bottles
  5. Where do pills get dropped off?
    1. Typically there are 2 drop-off locations but check website for details
      1. Riley County Police Department at 1001 South Seth Child Road
      2. Manhattan Town Center Mall, 100 Manhattan Town Center
2. Riley County Health and Household Waste
  1. https://www.rileycountyks.gov/313/Household-Hazardous-Waste
  2. Call 785-539-3202 with any questions
  3. What do they accept?
    1. Pills (capsules or tablets)
    2. Medications can be prescription or over-the-counter
    3. Only uncontrolled prescriptions can be dropped off here
    4. Cannot accept liquid medications, illicit drugs, inhalers, sharps (needles/syringes)
  4. How do you bring the medications?
    1. Dump all pills into a clear plastic zip baggie
    2. Do not bring pill vials or bottles
  5. Where do they get dropped off?
    1. 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan KS
    2. It is the second driveway when you reach the Riley County facilities. Look for sign that says RILEY COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED and HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE.
    3. Open Monday-Friday, 7:30-4pm
3. Edwards Hall on KSU Campus
  1. https://www.k-state.edu/safety/
  2. Call 785-532-5856 to set up a drop-off time
  3. They are a drop-off location for Riley County Health and Household Waste
    1. All medications dropped off at Edwards go to Riley county HHW
  4. What do they accept?
    1. Pills (capsules or tablets)
    2. Medications can be prescription or over-the-counter
    3. Only uncontrolled prescriptions can be dropped off here
    4. Cannot accept liquid medications, illicit drugs, inhalers, sharps (needles/syringes)
  5. How do you bring the medications?
    1. Dump all pills into a clear plastic zip baggie
    2. Do not bring pill vials or bottles
  6. Where do pills get dropped off?
    1. Edwards Hall https://www.k-state.edu/maps/?show=ED
    2. 108 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Manhattan KS
4. Riley County Health Department
  1. https://www.rileycountyks.gov/1432/Sharps-Disposal
  2. What do they accept?
    1. Sharps/needles
  3. How do you bring the sharps?
    1. Ideally in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container
    2. Home containers can also be used
      1. Hard plastic container that is puncture proof
      2. No milk jugs, cartons or anything easy to puncture
      3. Label container "not for recycling- infectious waste"
  4. Where is the drop-off?
    1. Riley County Health Department clinic (1st floor)
    2. 2020 Tecumseh Road, Manhattan KS
    3. Monday-Wed 8am-4:30pm; Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Friday 8am-2:30pm
5. Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk
  1. https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/safe-medication-disposal.jsp
  2. 785-776-9787
  3. What do they accept?
    1. Pills (capsules or tablets), ointments, liquids, lotions, and patches are all accepted
    2. Will accept controlled or uncontrolled medications
    3. Will accept prescription or over-the-counter medications
    4. Cannot accept illicit drugs, inhalers, aerosols or sharps (needles/syringes)
  4. How do you bring the medications?
    1. Can bring in original vial/packaging or can dump all pills into a clear plastic zip baggie
    2. You can remove name/info from vial first if you choose
  5. Where do medications get dropped off?
    1. Kiosk inside Walgreens 325 Bluemont Ave, Manhattan KS
    2. Open M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
6. Walmart carries DisposeRx medication disposal system
  1. This is a packet that you pour into medication vial and mix with warm water; it creates a solid waste that can be thrown in the regular trash without risk of abuse, accidental ingestion, or environmental contamination
  2. http://disposerx.com/
  3. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/16/walmart-offers-free-opioid-disposal-product.html
  4. Provided with certain controlled substances at Walmart, may be able to just ask at the pharmacy and receive free of charge for other drug disposal
  5. 101 Bluemont Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502
  6. 785-776-4841
What is a controlled substance?

 

Please contact Dr. Kate KuKanich with questions or updated information, at kstenske@ksu.edu