Take Back Day

By: News Release
Apr 30th, 2019

On April 27th, 2019, the Dubuque Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Dyersville and Asbury Police Departments participated in a nationwide effort sponsored by the DEA to collect old and unused prescription medications.   Items collected included prescription medication, non-prescription medication, vitamins, herbals, supplements, syringes, and other items.

The total weight of prescription and non-prescription medication collected during the event was 511.8 pounds.  The total weight of sharps collected was 127.8 pounds.

The items collected will be incinerated at a later date.  

A special thanks to Sam’s Club for the use of their parking lot as a collection site.  Their assistance helped in our fight against prescription drug abuse and in the proper disposal of hazardous household items.