Medication “Take Back” and Paper Recycling Event

Apr 29, 2017 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


UH Portage Medical Center

6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

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In collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is providing a one-day opportunity for the public to dispose of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This program is anonymous and all medications will be accepted with no questions asked and no identification needed.

In addition to medications, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is also offering on site recycling of paper products as part of the “Take Back” event, courtesy of Neoshred.

This event will be a drive-up and drop-off event; residents will have the opportunity to drive-up and dispose of their medications without having to leave their vehicle. Paper recycling will be located in the parking lot for easy drive-up access.

Neoshred will accept the following items for recycling:

  • Books
  • Cardboard
  • Coated paper
  • Color paper
  • Computer paper
  • General office materials/files/papers/etc.
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper (bagged only)
  • White ledger (standard white paper)

Help prevent the misuse and abuse of over-the-counter and prescription drugs and dispose of them properly. Keep hazardous chemicals from our water supply and wildlife, while helping protect children and family members from accidental consumption. Clean out your files and help prevent identity theft by safely recycling documents at UH Portage Medical Center’s “Take Back” event.


UH Portage Medical Arts Building, Parking Lot
6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
(Follow signs on campus to “Take Back” drive-thru location.)


Sandra Haskell 330-297-2592



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