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.
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.