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Posted on: September 11, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity to protect families from potential misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as protect the environment.

University Park Police supports the DEA’s safe disposal of drugs and will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Town Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. University Park residents are encouraged to drop off prescription and over-the-counter drugs during the event. The University Park Police will take the drugs to DEA for proper disposal. Masks are required.

If you are unable stop by Town Hall during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, please follow these simple steps for easy, responsible disposal (also applicable for liquid medication) of drugs:

  • Take unused, un-needed or expired prescription drugs out of their original prescription bottles;
  • Crush medication and put it in a container such as an empty can or seal-able bag;
  • Mix with coffee grounds, dirt or kitty litter; or 
  • Discard with regular trash.

For more information about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, please visit to https://takebackday.dea.gov/.

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