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TDEC and the TDMHSAS ask Tennesseans to take part in National DEA Take Back Day for prescription drugs on Saturday, April 22

Nashville, TN – According to the state officials, this event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

DEA Take Back Day is a national program of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and in 2023 happens on the same day as Earth Day, observed every April 22.

April is also Earth Month, with events raising environmental awareness worldwide.

DEA Take Back Day addresses public safety and public health issues. It is an opportunity to rid homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Sites cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps – only pills or patches.

Dropoff locations, available year-round, can be found online in a map here.