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Take Back Box Program


OBN started the Safe Trips for Scripts Prevention Program (also referred to as the Take Back Box Program) in 2011. The program's purpose is to provide citizens with a safe method to remove and destroy unwanted and expired medication. Currently, OBN maintains 181 take back boxes that are strategically located in law enforcement agencies across Oklahoma. OBN collected more than 65 tons of unwanted medication over the last five years.

OBN partnered with Oklahoma Roll-Off, a private storage container company that provides a free metal storage container to collect and transport the unwanted medications. Each quarter, OBN escorts an Oklahoma Roll-Off vehicle filled with unwanted medications from the Oklahoma City warehouse to Covanta Energy in Tulsa. Covanta Energy then converts the medication into clean energy for the state. 

Click here to find a take-back box near you.

If you need additional information, please contact Beau Ratke, Agent-in-Charge, at (800)722-6420 or by email at bratke@obn.ok.gov.

 

 

Interesting Facts

  • OBN's Take Back Box program won the Henry Bellmon Award in 2012.