National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 28, 2017

Click here to go to the DEA website. They have a collection site locator there.


Local agencies around Southern Colorado will be helping the DEA dispose of unwanted prescription drugs Saturday.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back program offers more than 5,000 collection sites around the nation to help people get rid of dangerous, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

People can take pills and other solid medication to collection sites in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, Woodland Park, Cañon City and Florence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The DEA said all take backs are free and anonymous with no questions asked.

It’s important to dispose of unwanted medications the right way. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can contaminate water and pose health hazards.

The DEA said it collected 450 tons of drugs during its last take back event in April, and more than 8.1 million pounds of pills during its last 13 take back events.

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