National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Unused or expired prescription medications don't belong in the trash or just unsafely stored around your house. Remove the risk of these meds falling into the wrong hands.

Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 29.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has designated October 29 as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA encourages local law enforcement agencies to provide safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

The Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs, Oak Grove and Lee's Summit Police Departments are all participating and providing drop-off locations in Jackson County.

» Take Back Collection Sites In Jackson County
   (Updated Daily)

From The DEA's Take Back Day Website:

The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.