The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services ask Tennesseans to take part in National DEA Take Back Day for prescription drugs on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
DEA Take Back Day addresses public safety and public health issues. It is an opportunity to rid homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps – only pills or patches.
Check with your local police or sheriff’s department to find out if they are participating. Many departments have permanent drop-off boxes.