Thanks to everyone’s participation, the Central Florida area was able to dispose of 10,309 pounds (over 5 tons) during the October 2021 Prescription Take Back Event! See the full breakdown from the DEA below.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be sponsoring a nationwide medication take back day. Collection sites will be set up for your convenience to help get unused and expired medications out of homes and disposed of properly. Help prevent medication misuse by collecting any unused or expired medications in your home for an anonymous, safe, and environmentally-friendly disposal.
BREVARD TAKE BACK LOCATIONS
For the most recent list of collection locations near you, please use the “collection site locator” tool on takebackday.dea.gov. New collection sites for this event are added every day.
COVID-19 AND AT HOME DISPOSAL
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, collection sites may be limited. If you would like to learn more about alternate safe disposal options, please click this link to visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website. This page contains information and instructions for safe disposal, including how to do so at home.
This information has been provided by community partners associated with the Brevard County Opioid Misuse Task Force, Brevard Prevention Coalition, and Eckerd Connects. An ONDCP Drug-Free Communities Coalition. Also, sponsored by CFCHS, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.