Spring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

28aprAll DaySpring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day(All Day: saturday)

Event Details

Heads up, Tennesseans! The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place on Saturday, April 28. You will have the opportunity to dispose of unused or expired medications at one of many take-back events happening across the state.

National take-back events, which happen twice a year, provide a safe, convenient and reliable way to clean out medicine cabinets. Disposing of unneeded prescriptions can help keep potentially harmful medication out of the wrong hands.

Substances Accepted at Take-Back Events

  • Unused or expired prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter “solid dosage” medications (such as tablets and caplets)

Substances Not Accepted at Take-Back Events

  • Illicit drugs, such as marijuana, heroin and LSD
  • Insulin syringes or other medical sharps and needles
  • Asthma inhalers
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Mercury-containing thermometers

In October 2017, Tennesseans turned in a record number of pounds! Help us make this event even bigger! Have medications you’d like to dispose of? Find a take-back event closest to you HERE.



All Day (Saturday)


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