Drug take-back boxes are a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of excess unused prescription drugs. They prevent prescription and over-the-counter medications from getting into the hands of children and into the waterways. The location associated with the box makes sure the medicines are disposed of properly.
Take-back boxes that can accept controlled substances (which have the highest potential for abuse) are the most useful and popular.
How can I do that?
1. Register the location with the DEA. You can contact your local DEA Diversion Office with any questions.
2. Purchase your take-back box. Here are just a few vendors: CVS Grants, Save a Star, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
3. Find a service that will properly destroy the prescription drugs you have collected. Contact your local DEA for help in finding this service.
4. Make certain that you are in compliance with Federal, State, tribal and local laws.