Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Time to clean out your medicine cabinets. Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This program, in its 26th year, is a day for people to safely dispose of unused or or expired medications in order to help prevent drug misuse by getting unneeded medication out of access. Nationally, close to 600,00 pounds or 300 tons of unneeded medications were properly disposed of, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Drop boxes will be available for take-back events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. Louis County Sheriff’s offices in Virginia and Hibbing. There will also be drop boxes available at the Thomson Township Main Lobby, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office main floor lobby, Cloquet Police Department in Carlton County. Residents can bring their unwanted medications Sheriff’s Office in Itasca, Aitkin counties. Visit Take Back Day ( to look for another location near you.

Medications to be disposed of should be brought in in their original containers with any personal identifying information crossed off.

Start your spring cleaning off right. Collection sites are located around the country and will be collecting:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Patches
  • Other solid forms of prescription drugs