Saturday, April 28, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Locally, you can drop off old presciptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations:
- Avondale Estates City Hall at 21 N. Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates.
- DeKalb County Police South Precinct at 1816 Candler Road.
- DeKalb County Police Headquarters at 1960 W. Exchange St., Tucker.
- DeKalb County Police Tucker Precinct at 4451 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says,
Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.
For information, telephone 1-800-882-9539.