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Alaska Waste’s number one operating value is Safety, and we encourage everyone to remove prescription drugs that are no longer needed from your home and properly dispose of them.

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA):

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

According to the 2015 Nation Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Where to Take Unused Medications

There are year round locations that accept the medications and event specific locations involved in the upcoming, April 28th DEA National Take Back Day.

Anchorage – Year Round Drop Off Locations

Anchorage Neighborhood Health
4951 Business Park Blvd. Ste. 106
Anchorage, AK  99503 

Providence Health & Services - Washington
3300 Providence Drive Ste. 101
Anchorage, AK  99508

Alaska Native Medical Center
Pharmacy Services
4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK  99508

USAF 673 Medical Group
5800 Westover Ave. Room SP101 
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK   99506

USAF- 673 Medical Group
Mark For FM5000/SGSM
5955 Zeamer Avenue
Elmendorf AFB, AK  99506

US Army Pharmacy SCMH
600 Richards Drive
Joint Base Elmendort-Richardson, AK  99505

Fairbanks – Year Round Drop Off Locations

US Army-Bassett Army Community Hospital
Building 4076 Neely Road, Room 131-02
Fort Wainright, AK  99703

Denali Pharmacy
1650 Cowles Street
Fairbanks, AK  99701        

Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center
Pharmacy Services
1717 West Cowles Street
Fairbanks, AK  99701      

Juneau – Year Round Drop Off Locations

Searhc Medical Center
1200 Salmon Creek Ln
Juneau, AK  99801

Kodiak – Year Round Drop Off Locations

Providence Health & Services - Washington
1915 E Rezanof Dr
Kodiak, AK  99615

Nome – Year Round Drop Off Locations

Norton Sound Health Corp
1000 Greg Kruschek Avenue
Nome, AK  99762

Sitka – Year Round Drop Off Locations

White’s Health & Photo
106 Lincoln St
Sitka, AK  99835

Mt Edgecumb Hospital Pharmacy Dept
222 Tongass Dr
Sitka, AK  99835

To look up new or additional year round locations check here:
Year Round Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations - Search Utility

  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers a way to safely, and conveniently, dispose of medications from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, April 28.

Starting April 1, 2018, the special event locations will be published at this link.
Note: Needles, sharps and liquids cannot be accepted.

Last year, 4,274 law enforcement agencies participated in the Take Back Day at 5,321 sites. A whopping 912,305 pounds of unused prescription medication was collected and disposed of. In Alaska alone, 3,735 pounds were collected.

Alaska Waste is an experienced, courteous, energy-conscious and environmentally minded Alaska waste and recycling company.  Whether you need residential trash service in Alaska, a roll-off dumpster rental for your home renovation or commercial construction project, recycling bins for your business, or if you need more information about any of our services, you can count on Alaska Waste.

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