Next National Drug Take Back Day & Local Drop-Off Locations
Have a prescription that you no longer need or that has expired? You might be thinking that it is impossible to have too much medication on hand. In truth, medications that are lying around the house can harm people when they get into the wrong hands.
The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24, 2020 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Have you have been cleaning more than usual because of the pandemic, found old prescriptions while you were doing it, but are not sure where to take them, so they don't fall into the wrong hands? Here is a list of places that you can bring these items, not just on 10/24/2020, but all year long.
Just a reminder, not only could the medications bring harm to persons who take them when they are not taken as dispensed, but they can also harm the environment when disposed of incorrectly.
Here's a few facts about how many prescriptions were turned in on the last National Drug Take Back Day in October of 2019, from TakeBackDay.DEA.Gov:
Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,896
Total Collection Sites: 6,174
Total Weight Collected: 882,919 lbs. (441.5 Tons)
Have you been cleaning out your cupboards and closets more over the last few months? What has been the most interesting thing that you have come across? Let us know.