The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on October 22, 2016. This U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) initiative 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.
Prescription drugs that are flushed down the drain or trashed in a landfill ultimately end up polluting the nation’s waterways. Water treatment systems are not equipped to remove medications and chemicals, so rivers, streams, and drinking water supplies can be affected.
To locate a collection site near you, visit the DEA’s National Take-Back day website: