Residents across the United States will have the opportunity to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can dispose of prescription drugs safely and conveniently at a local collection site.
Click here to find a collection site near you.
According to a release from the DEA:
After seven previous Take Back Days spread over almost four years, 780,158 pounds (390 tons) of pills were brought to the 6,072 collection sites that DEA and its 4,423 state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners set up on April 26 so the public could discard unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers. When added to that collected at previous DEA-coordinated Take-Back events, 4.1 million pounds (2,123 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.
“DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back events provide an obviously needed and valued service to the public, while also reducing prescription drug abuse and trafficking,” DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart said in a release. “By taking these medications off their hands, our citizens know they have made their own families and communities safer.”
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