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National Drug Take Back Day

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal!

Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors.  That’s why the DEA and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners are holding another Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm local time, at over 5,000 sites around the country.

The service is free of charge, no questions asked. 

Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites—liquids, needles, or other sharps will not be accepted.  NOTE: This event will go on even if the Federal Government shuts down this weekend.

The public can find the collection site nearest to them by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking on the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day icon, and following the links to a database where they enter their zip code, call 800-882-9529, or visit us on Twitter @DEAHQ.

Please find a location near you here!


April 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
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