National Prescription Drug Take Back Day allows for disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe, responsible & convenient way.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 marks the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
provides an avenue to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe, responsible, and convenient way.
The majority of prescription drug misuse starts with individuals using a medication not prescribed for them. Safely disposing of unused and potentially addictive drugs helps to save lives by ensuring that such medications are not stolen and misused.
During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, temporary collection sites are set up in local communities throughout the country for safe disposal of prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. During the last Take Back Day on April 27, 2019, over 930,000 pounds of unwanted medications were collected from around 6,250 collection sites nationwide. To date, the program has collected over 11,800,000 pounds of disposed prescription medications.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
10 AM-2 PM
Visit the DEA’s website
to find a collection site near you, download educational materials, and more.
Can’t make Take Back Day? You can find an authorized collector in your area here