Walgreens stores and several other businesses and organizations are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a nationwide medicine collection event on the 29th of this month. 

From www.UnwantedMeds.org

“The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host another nationwide medicine take-back on Saturday, September 29th. This event will be the fifth collection event the DEA has sponsored since fall of 2010. More than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication were collected nationwide at the previous events.

For this fall’s take-back event, there are currently more than 206 drop-off locations registered in Illinois and 73 in Indiana. Check out the DEA’s website to find an event in your community. Law enforcement agencies interested in operating one or more collection sites on September 29th can still register with the DEA.”

Check out the link above for details on all of the collection locations, and visit www.UnwantedMeds.org for more information about why proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is so important for protecting our water.