UTPD installs drug take-back box on UT campus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- If you're looking for a safe way to discard unwanted, unused or expired presciprtion drugs, the University of Tennessee Police Department have the answer.

A drug take-back box was installed on campus recently. The box is located in the lobby at 1101 Cumberland Avenue and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The bin gives the campus community another option to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals,” said Emily Simerly, UTPD deputy chief of administration.

Medicines that can be dropped off include: non-narcotics, narcotics, over-the-counter medicines, herbals and veterinary medications. UTPD will not accept needles, biohazardous materials or illegal drugs.