The DeKalb Police Department is once again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and will be participating in a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. A collection site will be set up on Saturday September 27th, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the DeKalb Police Department at 700 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb.
This event will provide another opportunity for citizens of DeKalb to safely dispose of unwanted, expired, or unused prescription drugs that may be accumulating in their homes. Removing these medications from a home helps to prevent prescription drug abuse and also helps maintain clean waterways that can become contaminated due to improper disposal methods, such as the flushing of unwanted pills.
Nationwide, this program has removed over 1.5 million pounds of medication from circulation since its inception. The program is free and completely anonymous.