WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – National Drug Take-Back Day is being held on Saturday, October 22.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs and educating the public about the potential abuse of medications.
The service is free of charge, no questions asked.
In April, officials say the Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than 893,498 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,400 collection sites.
Drug Take Back Day runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at locations nationwide.
Find a location in your community to participate in Drug Take-Back Day.
Since the program began six years ago, about 6.4 million pounds of drugs have been collected.