Very similar to the event that occurred earlier this year the public can take this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and drawers and purge old and unused drugs. Today is National Take Back Day.

You can get rid of unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday, October 27 as law enforcement agencies across the country participate in the program.

This past April the program was extremely successful:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,683
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,842
  • Total Weight Collected: 949,046 lbs. (474.5 Tons)

This weekend, more than 5,400 collection sites will be available across the country for National Drug Take Back Day.

The Sioux Falls Police Department has a drop box in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center for people to discard their unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

When you have prescription drugs to discard don't flush them down the toilet just because it's convenient. This poses a potential safety and health hazard. Be responsible.

To learn more about disposal locations visit Take Back Day.