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National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. For more information, please visit

Prescription medications will be accepted at the following locations:

  •  First District Station -101 M Street SW     
  •  First District Sub Station - 500 E Street SE
  •  Second District Station -3320 Idaho Avenue NW
  • Third District Station - 1620 V Street NW  
  • Fourth District  Station -  6001 Georgia Avenue NW
  • Fourth District Sub Station - 750 Park Road NW
  • Fifth District Station  -  1805 Bladensburg Road NE
  • Sixth District Station  -      100 42nd Street NE
  • Seventh District Station -  2455 Alabama Avenue SE
  • Wisconsin Baptist Church - 3920 Alton Place NW