October 26 is Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 26, 2019 is the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Follow this link to find a collection site near you for an opportunity safely and anonymously turn in prescription drugs.  This can prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths, and can also prevent accidental poisoning to children or pets.  Turning in prescription drugs is a safe alternative to flushing drugs into public wastewater systems, which can end up in drinking water and pollute the environment.

If you cannot attend this event, contact your local police department about future events, or follow the EPA’s recommendations.