National Take Back Day is April 28Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2018
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Last fall's Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected more than 9 million pounds of medicine from the public.
Check DEA's official Take Back Day website for information and to find year-round collection sites near you.
Watch the Take-Back day PSA below:
(Watch the Spanish of version of the PSA here)
Learn more about the dangers of prescription medications and teens by reading Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine.
Learn how to properly dispose of prescription medication.
More information on drug disposal:
Watch the video, "Safe Medication Disposal" made by the Alliance for Aging Research, below: