Created by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 2010, National Prescription Drug Take Back Days happen twice a year in April and October to address the public safety issue created by unused or expired prescription medications, which are highly susceptible to misuse, abuse, and theft. Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to safely and securely dispose of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription medications and help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths in our communities. 

On October 29, 2022, organizations across the state supported and promoted Take Back Day events in their communities to help Idahoans properly dispose of unused or expired medications.

  • National Results
  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,340 agencies
  • Total Take Back Day Collection Site Events: 4,902
  • Total Weight of Drugs Collected: 647,163 lbs. (324 tons)
  • Idaho Results
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Participation: 34 agencies
  • Statewide Take Back Day Collection Site Events: 30
  • Statewide Weight of Drugs Collected: 3,777. (1.9 tons)

Visit our National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Webpage for more details.
Did you miss the local drug take-back day? Click here to find a drop box near you.