4/30/2022 - DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Clear out your medicine cabinet and dispose of all unused, unwanted and expired medications and vape devices safely, environmentally responsibly and no questions asked!

The next DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on April 30th.

This twice annual awareness day draws attention to the Medication Drop-off boxes that are available 24x7x365. The box in Fairfield is located right in the entryway to the Fairfield Police Department between the doors in the entry-way.

Interested in volunteering at our table during the event? Sign up here.

Drop offs of vaping products and electronic nicotine delivery devices (e-cigs, JUUL, etc., batteries removed) are encouraged and accepted.

Follow these CT state guidelines from the CT DEEP for the safe disposal of sharps (needles, such as in EPI-Pens) and other items classified as biomedical waste.

During the last Take Back Day in October 2021, 744,082 lbs. (372 Tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices were collected at participating locations.

Fore details, watch these videos or visit Get Smart About Drugs and DEA Take Back Day.  

Test Your Knowledge on Proper Drug Disposal

Many people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by properly disposing your unused medication. There are a few ways you can do this, but do you know them? Take the quiz to find out.