National Drug Take-Back Day allows safe, easy medication waste disposal
If your community has been collecting unused drugs for disposal, here's great news! The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will hold the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On that Saturday, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will give the public its tenth opportunity in four years to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs in a safe and responsible manner. Senior-living communities may bring tablets, capsules, and patches to any site listed on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day website for disposal.
Please note that the DEA will not accept liquids, needles, or other sharps – only pills or patches. If you would like more information about this event, please contact the DEA Diversion Control Call Center at (800) 882-9539.