Last Updated on May 1, 2022 by Logansport Memorial Hospital
The Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation and Logansport Memorial Hospital will be hosting our second annual Drug Take Back Day. Once again, we will be collaborating with Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the Logansport Police Department, in addition to the Drug Enforcement Administration to host this year’s event. National Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 10 am – 2 pm, at the main hospital campus. Staff from LMH, the Sheriff’s Department, the Police Department, and the DEA will be located in the circle drive of the hospital and will walk out to your car as you drive up to take unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.
This service is free and anonymous – no questions will be asked about what prescription drugs are being dropped off.
Most unused or expired prescription medications will be accepted. Needles and syringes, along with pet medications can also be accepted. Please feel free to leave your medications in their original packaging or containers. The personal information on your bottles will not be stored in any way and will be destroyed as part of the collection process.
If you are bringing needles/syringes, please put them in a separate, marked bag when you drop off that day.
The following items cannot and will not be accepted:
Logansport Memorial Hospital is not equipped to dispose of these medications safely and properly on this scheduled day. If you need to dispose of medications like these, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day website to find a year-round drug disposal location near you: takebackday.dea.gov.
National Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities across the country. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration offers these specific days to help provide a way for medications to be safely and properly
disposed, before they can be obtained by others for potential misuse. Unused medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved or abused, or illegally sold. If they are flushed, they can contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused and unwanted drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
If you have any questions about participating or would like to know more about this event, please contact Logansport Memorial Vice-President of Planning and Development Vicki Byrd at (574) 753-1414 or email
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital