The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 8th National Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
This is a great time to get rid of unused and unwanted medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The initiative stems from legislation aimed at removing medications that have abuse potential and are often procured from the medicine cabinets of friends and families. It’s also important to dispose of medications in an environmentally safe way. I have identified the following Louisville area locations participating:
- Fiscal Court Building- 531 Court Place, 6th Floor, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 2106 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY
- Jefferson County Public Schools Admin Office- 3332 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 2311 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 4249 Outer Loop Rd, Louisville, KY
- Clarksville Town Building Entrance off Veterans Pkwy-1970 Broadway, Clarksville, IN
There are several locations outside the Louisville area including Buckner, Taylorsville, Fort Knox and New Castle.
To search for other locations participating outside the Louisville area, click here.
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