To make it easier for citizens of the Commonwealth to dispose of their expired or unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, prescription drop boxes are available across Kentucky in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and local governments. There are now 199 locations in 116 counties, with sites being added daily.
We want to encourage every Kentuckian to learn how to take, store and dispose of prescription medicine properly. By doing so, we can help prevent drug abuse, diversion, accidental ingestions and loss of medical privacy.
By working together, we can help keep our homes and communities healthy and secure.
National Drug Take-Back Day:
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00am - 2:00pm, to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Kentuckians to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
During this event in Kentucky, 89 law enforcement agencies participated, at a total of 94 collection sites, with 14,102 total pounds collected.
In National Take Back 1-18, Kentucky has collected a total of 163,037 pounds of unused and/or unwanted prescription medications at all Drug Take Back events and locations since October 2011.
Local collections sites around the Commonwealth.