​​​DEA National Drug Take Back Day

​​​April 30, 2022

On October 23, 2021, the DEA held it's 21st National Drug Take Back Day.  The State of Maryland had 33 Law Enforcement participants​, 105 collection sites and collected 10,349 pounds of unwanted medications.  Since 2010​ the Maryland residents have successfully removed 201,337 pounds of unused medications from their homes in an effort to prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting​.​
United States Map with Weights of Collected Medications 

DEA Authorized Collectors provide year round drop off locations to the public to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals.  Select the link below to find the location in your area.

Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

Marylanders can all play a role in preventing overdose and diversion by safely disposing of unused 
and expired prescription medications.  Take advantage of future National Drug Take Back Days and Public Disposal Locations to help our communities by disposing of medications in a manner that is safe for our 
Maryland neighborhoods and environment.