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Narcotics Bureau Partners With Covanta Energy and the City of Tulsa for Safe Prescription Drug Disposal
Date:7/28/2011

TULSA, Okla., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) is partnering with the City of Tulsa and Covanta WBH, the owner/operator of the Energy-from-Waste facility in Tulsa to safely dispose of prescription drugs collected throughout the state.  Since March 1, 2011, through the Safe Trip for Scripts Program, OBN has distributed nearly one-hundred (100) permanent drug disposal metal containers in police and sheriff department lobbies for the public to safely dispose of prescription drugs in their homes and medicine cabinets. To date, the agency has collected nearly one (1) ton of old, expired medication from the disposal containers.  OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says it's critical to get these drugs out of the home.

"Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in Oklahoma. It's unnecessary and unsafe to leave outdated drugs in the house.  Old, expired medications left in the home can be targeted by users.  Teenagers also target their parent's current or expired prescription drugs to abuse, trade or sell in order to obtain alcohol, marijuana or other drugs."
---Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman  

OBN has developed a partnership agreement with Covanta Energy to safely destroy the drugs collected from the disposal containers. Through their Prescription for Safety Program (Rx4Safety), Covanta provides the safe disposal of medications collected by drug take-back programs free of charge to communities nationwide. Rx4Safety was launched in 2010 as a solution to help communities keep medications out of our nation's waterways and drinking water, as well as to help with the problem of abuse.

"Covanta is proud to provide this medication destruction service free of charge for Oklahoma citizens and the residents of Tulsa. Energy-from-Waste facilities like Covanta WBH produce sustainable and clean, renewable energy from everyday municipal solid waste and can provide a safe way to dispose of unwan
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