DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 26th, 2019. According to DEA, “majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet”. Do not share prescription medication with others as they are prescribed for your use only. Take Back Day is a great opportunity to dispose unused or expired prescription medication safely and conveniently.
Do not flush medication down the toilet or sink to avoid risk of drug residues in rivers, lakes, and drinking water supplies.
Remove any labels that have your personal information – name, date of birth, etc.
Pack liquids safely to prevent medicine from leaking or breaking.
Drop off at a convenient location. Visit the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) website (www.deatakeback.com) or call (800) 882-9539 for more information and to find an authorized collection in your community.
Allowed Materials: Prescription Medications, Prescription Ointments, Prescription Patches, Over the Counter Medications, Vitamins, Samples, Pet Medications
Prohibited Materias: Sharps (needles), Thermometers, Hydrogen Peroxide, Aerosol Cans, Inhalers, Liquids, Non-prescription Ointments