National Take Back Day is October 27Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday, October 27, 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.
The last Take-Back Day brought in almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. This is the largest amount collected since the program began in 2010.
This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 9,964,714 pounds, or 4,982 tons.
Check DEA's official Take Back Day website for more 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: