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Dispose of unneeded prescription medications at Take Back Day collection sites on Saturday

For more than a decade, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day has helped Americans dispose of unneeded medications that can often become a gateway to addiction. 

DEA National Prescription Take Back Day logo

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 29, to take part in next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop-off sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take Back Day is your chance to rid your medicine cabinet of unneeded and unwanted medication. Help prevent future medication misuse and opioid addiction. Collection sites are located around the country and will be collecting:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Patches
  • Other solid forms of prescription drugs

Find a collection site.  Drop off locations are safe and anonymous.

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Participating law enforcement agencies in Michigan will only accept pills and empty vape cartridges if the batteries have been removed from devices.

Participating law enforcement agencies will not accept any of the following:

  • Medications from physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or pharmacies and vapes from retailers will not be accepted.
  • Liquid medications.
  • Vitamin/supplements or personal care products, like hand sanitizers, shampoos, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.
  • Needles/sharps or bio-hazardous materials containing blood and/or body fluids
  • Recreational or prescribed marijuana or marijuana products
  • Illegal drugs, like methamphetamines.