National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is back!

Once again, the Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. To find a collection site near you, click here.

This is your chance to clear your home of medicines you and your family no longer use, or medicines that are past their expiration date. Take advantage of this opportunity to reduce clutter and to do it in a responsible way.

While you’re at it, take a look at the non-prescription products in your bathroom cabinet. Many of them have expiration dates on them. You will find plenty to throw away once you start looking at those dates. Anything that comes in recyclable plastic should be emptied, rinsed, and recycled.

Enjoy all the free space this exercise will give you!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Every April, the Drug Enforcement Agency sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It gives consumers an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.

This year, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 2 pm. To find a collection site near you, click here.

This is your chance to clear your home of medicines you and your family no longer use, or medicines that are past their expiration date. Take advantage of this opportunity to reduce clutter and to do it in a responsible way.

While you’re at it, take a look at the non-prescription products in your bathroom cabinet. Many of them have expiration dates on them. You will find plenty to throw away once you start looking at those dates. Anything that comes in recyclable plastic should be emptied, rinsed, and recycled.

Enjoy all the free space this exercise will give you!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

One of the tasks resulting from my mother’s recent passing is the disposal of her prescription medications.

While researching the best way to do this, I discovered that April 28, 2012, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.   Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives consumers an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.  You can find more information on the DEA website, including a Collection Site Locator.

If none of those collection sites are near you, try Dispose My Meds, which also features a site locator.  Thanks to this site, I was able to locate a participating pharmacy which is a short walk from my home.  I called them to ask if we should pour all the medications into a plastic bag, but they specified that they prefer for me to bring them in their original prescription bottles.

Take some time now to go through your medicine cabinet and see what you can dispose of.