Finance and Operations; OUR Clemson

CUPD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) will once again serve as a collection site for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CUPD’s substation located in the Hub at Douthit Hills — adjacent to the University bookstore — will serve as the dropoff location for anyone wishing to dispose of their unused or expired prescription medications.

The bi-annual event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, allows anyone to return unused or expired prescription medications for safe and proper disposal. Drug take back is anonymous and no questions are asked. The event is open to anyone from the University or the local community to bring their unused prescription medications for disposal.

Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs is important, as medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold and unused drugs that are flushed can contaminate the water supply. Returning unused prescription drugs for proper disposal saves lives and helps protect the environment.

For any questions, contact Sgt. Michelle Young at or 864-656-5256.