National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, April 24

Dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24.

Saturday, April 24 is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Take Back Day, held twice per year in April and October, offers an avenue to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe, responsible, and convenient way.

During 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 in October 2020, sites across the country collected nearly 1 million pounds of unwanted medications and other materials.

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. 

Visit to find a collection site near you, download educational materials, and more.

Find a Collection Site

Share Information with Your Patients

WSDA encourages members to share information on Take Back Day with their patients. The DEA has developed a Partnership Toolbox that includes posters, handouts, videos, and other promotional materials to download and share in your office and on your practice's website and social media.

Partnership Toolbox