Drop off your unwanted prescription medicines April 27

Published: .
Updated: .

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said consumers should dispose of any unwanted medications during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27.

Expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications and over-the-counter solid dosage medications such as tablets and capsules will be accepted. Drop-off locations across the state will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Zoeller said residents need to be aware of the proper way to dispose of unwanted medicines and not flush them down the toilet or throw them away - which can pose possible safety and health risks.

In the five previous take-back events, DEA in conjunction with state, local and tribal law enforcement partners collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications.

Find a drop-off location near you.

Intravenous solutions, needles and illicit substances like marijuana or methamphetamines will not be accepted.