Walmart offers safe medication disposal in Franklin on April 27

Published 4:28 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

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Walmart and Sam’s Club are hosting in-person medication disposal events at select store and club locations across the country on Saturday, April 27, and one of those store locations is the Walmart Supercenter at 1500 Armory Drive in Franklin.

A Walmart news release noted that the in-person medication disposal event is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

Law enforcement agencies will set up in the parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 27 to help people safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

A complete list of DEA Take Back Day location events can be found at

“These events demonstrate the commitment behind preventing any misuse or abuse of prescription medications,” said Lisa Young, group director with Walmart Specialty Compliance and Ethics. “We deeply value the collaboration for efforts like this one, and it’s our goal to reduce the chances of prescription drugs being misused or abused.”

Walmart also reminds its pharmacy customers of additional disposal options year-round. As of 2020, more than 1,000 in-pharmacy medication disposal kiosks have been installed in Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. A complete list of safe medication disposal locations can be found on the DEA’s website at:  

In addition, for those who fill prescriptions for opioid medications, Walmart and Sam’s Club offers an at-home opioid disposal product, DisposeRx, at no cost in all pharmacies nationwide.  

For more information on Walmart’s Opioid Stewardship efforts, visit