Help Protect Our Source and Drinking Water
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24, 2020, starting at 10:00am. This event is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country.
The October 2019 Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices.
This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected since the fall of 2010 to nearly 12.7 million pounds.
It is important that your customers know the importance of proper disposal of unwanted/unused medications. DO NOT FLUSH! Flushing medications leads to water pollution, improperly throwing these medication in the trash can lead to ingestion by children and animals and could still lead to water pollution.
Below are two links that you can post on your websites and/or in your newsletters, billing statements, and/or Consumer Confidence Reports. The first link will keep your customers informed of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 24, 2020. If you do not see a location in your area please contact your local law enforcement and ask that they get involved with the events http://takebackday.dea.gov/
The second link is to FRWA's website that informs your customers of proper disposal of medications and other useful links concerning Pharmaceutical Waste at https://www.frwa.net/pharmaceuticals.