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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24, 2020 – 10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Law Enforcement Agencies Only:

For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site, please call the POC in your area.

Search for Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations

DEA Authorized Collectors provide year round drop off locations to the public to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals.

Partnership Toolbox

Download posters, handouts and other materials to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Home Disposal Methods

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collection Results

October 26, 2019 18th National Take Back Day

April 27, 2019 17th National Take Back Day

October 2018 16th National Take Back Day

April 2018 15th National Take Back Day

October 2017 14th National Take Back Day

News Releases

Emergency Disaster Relief
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.
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