National Take-Back Day

Los Angeles County: The next National Take-Back Day event is scheduled for October 22, 2016.  Visit the DEA to find a collection site near you.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take-Back Day is a consumer education program that coordinates locally-funded take-back programs at law enforcement sites throughout the United States. 

The DEA has held a biannual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day since August of 2010, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The DEA’s National Take-Back Day allows the community to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs – which are collected and destroyed by local law enforcement officials – at designated sites nationwide. The program is managed and funded through the DEA, and does not include the take-back of medical sharps.

National Take-Back Day is secure, free and anonymous! Those interested in learning more can go to DEA or National Take-Back Day to find available community resources, as well as participating locations.

We offer information about secure disposal of medical sharps elsewhere on this site.