National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, find locations near you

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The last National Take Back Day day brought in almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medication, the largest amount collected since the program began in 2010.

Authorities hope to continue that trend with the upcoming National Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says the event is a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused or expired household medication in a responsible way, instead of flushing the drugs down the toilet or throwing them into the trash where they can get into the wrong hands.

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This event has also grown into an educational awareness about the potential for abuse of medications.

A few reminders:

  • Pills will be the only form accepted (no sharps, plastics or liquids.)
  • Put the pills that will be disposed into a plastic bag or Ziplock bag prior to coming to the collection site.
  • This is only for HOUSEHOLD unused or expired medications.
  • Remove all identifiable labels from bottles

To find a drop-off location near you, click here.