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22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

UPDATE: Thank you for participating in DEA's Nation Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Our site collected approximately 35 pounds of expired and/or unused prescription drugs on April 30, 2022. Thank you for helping combat the overdose epidemic.
 
To learn more about Take Back Day, visit https://www.dea.gov/takebackday
 
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On Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration is participating in the 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. During this event, members of the community can safely dispose of their unwanted, unused and/or expired prescription drugs at the Pocomoke Building (7965 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD). This service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

Collection sites will accept tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. DEA will accept vaping devices and cartridges provided lithium batteries are removed.

If you will not be in the College Park area on this day, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find a collection site near you.

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