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Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 26

Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.on April 26, bring your unwanted prescription drugs to a collection site near you

Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and the environment. If you dispose of drugs on your own, check out these tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF).

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Find a location to drop off your old or unused medicine.

If you rely on Social Security, you may be eligible for extra help with paying for prescription drugs. Apply online.

Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 27

Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

If you have unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines, this is a great opportunity to safely discard them.

Enter your ZIP code to find a collection site near you

Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and environmental protection.  
 

  • Don’t flush medicines down the toilet or drain. Doing so could affect drinking water sources.
  • Don’t throw medicines directly in the trash. Doing so could lead to the poisoning of a child or pet, or drug abuse by a teen or adult. 
  • Do find out how to properly dispose of medicines (PDF).

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Prescription Drug Safe Practices and Cost Assistance

If your health care provider gives you a new prescription, you can use these resources relating to drug safety and cost, including:

Learn more about prescription drug safety and cost.