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DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2022

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

Our site collected approximately 55 pounds of unwanted, expired and/or unused prescription drugs on October 29, 2022.

To learn more about Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/

 

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On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the 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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