National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming soon, but Coloradans don't need to wait

KUSA - The Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be here soon, but Colorado residents don't have to wait.

Every year, the DEA provides safe and convenient ways for people to dispose of unused prescription medication throughout the country. They also provide education about the dangers of drug abuse. This year's event will happen on Saturday April 29.

Colorado has gone a step further. The state's Household Medication Take-Back Program is expanding, with the goal of establishing at least one permanent collection location in every Colorado county.

So, if you have unused prescription medications, you can dispose of them safely at any Medication Take Back location in the state, all year long. An interactive map with the locations can be found here.

While many medications can be accepted, there are limitations. Examples of items that will not be accepted are syringes, marijuana, and chemotherapy drugs. A complete list acceptable and unacceptable items can be found here.

More information on the DEA's national effort, including a way to search for drop off locations near you, can be found here.

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