DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Hosted by local law enforcement and other community organizations on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Find an event near you using the DEA’s online search tool.
Visit the Don’t Rush to Flush bin map for additional locations near you, accepted items, hours of operation, and other information.
How Does It Work?
Follow these 3 easy steps:
- At home, remove, scratch off or black-out personal information from the containers to protect your identity.
- Just before drop-off, remove pills from the original container, place in a clear zipper bag, and recycle the container. Keep liquids and creams in original containers.
- Bring zipper bag and any liquids/creams to a Don’t Rush to Flush location and place in the bin – It’s that easy!
Note: Medications should remain in the
original child-proof container until just prior to drop-off.
What can I put in Don’t Rush to Flush bins?
- Prescription medications (only certain locations accept Controlled Substance prescriptions.* Please visit the bin locations map for details.)
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medicated ointments and lotions (leave in original containers!)
- Pet medications
*Check this short list or this complete list to see if your medications are controlled substances.
What cannot go in Don’t Rush to Flush bins?
- Used Sharps (hypodermic needles, syringes, auto injectors, infusion sets, connection needles/sets, and lancets)
- Dietary Supplements, Vitamins
- Business Waste (e.g. Company Representative’s Product Samples, Waste from Clinics, Doctor’s, Dentist’s, and Veterinary practices)
- Mercury Thermostats
- Chemotherapy or cytotoxic medicines
- Compressed Gas Cylinders or Aerosol Containers (e.g. asthma inhalers)