DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 23, 2021 10am to 2pm

DEA's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 23, 2021 – 10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.

This event is for patients and their families to dispose of unwanted medications. Pharmacies, hospitals and physicians may NOT drop off their excess medications for disposal.  Any solid dosage form pharmaceutical products (tablets, capsules, etc.) in consumer containers may be accepted. Small (pint size) bottles of cough syrups may be accepted if they are sealed in their original container. Illicit substances such as marijuana or heroin are not a part of this initiative and will not be accepted.

We will be collecting any unwanted or unused Prescription medication in the front parking lot of DeLand Police Department. (219 W. Howry Ave.) You do not have to leave your vehicle. No questions asked! Just drive through. This is a good time to clean out your medicine cabinets.