On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. several local agencies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal at one of hundreds of site across the country. Using your zip code, CLICK HERE to find the site closest to you. Please note, sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
Can't make this event, then search for the year round collection sites or contact 800-578-8898 for help.
|Want to learn more or request someone speak to your community group about the importance of safe drug disposal as a way to prevent drug abuse and keep toxics out of our landfills? With funding from the USDA, the Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is able to offer education and outreach sessions to various communities in Kansas and Missouri. With a focus on rural community access to safe drug and sharps disposal options, PPI can provide your community with assistance. Simply contact Leena at 800-578-8898.|
Background on the take back day events
This month’s event is DEA’s 19th nationwide event since its inception 10 years ago.
Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 883,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 6,350 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.