This weekend, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offers residents a chance to get rid of pills, cough syrup, and other unwanted medications that have been piling up around their homes during the eleventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is one of the few days of the year where residents can drop off expired or unused prescription medications without having to wonder whether they will be accepted. Even controlled substances such as ADHD drugs are accepted.
The program will not accept new or used needles.
The collection is intended for liquid and pill medications only.
Last year, thousands of federal, state and local agencies took in more 702,000 pounds of drugs at 5,000 collection sites.