National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. You can find a drop off location in your area online. If you are downtown this weekend, there will be a take back drug site at the Arizona State Capitol located on the west side of the Executive Tower from 10 am to 2 pm.
Properly disposing of unused prescription drugs from your home is important because it can help reduce the number of accidental poisonings and can limit the access to drugs that people may misuse or abuse. If you have unused medications that you need to dispose of but cannot dispose of them on Saturday, you can find permanent locations around the state online at dumpthedrugsaz.org. Do not dispose of unused drugs by throwing them in the garbage or flushing them down the toilet.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is held annually by the DEA and local partners. The program safely collected and disposed of more than 360 tons of unused drugs at more than 5,200 sites nationwide. Please take some time this weekend to look through your medicine cabinets for unused and expired drugs that need to be disposed of and take them to one of the take back sites this weekend, or find a permanent location near you at Dump the Drugs.