Got Drugs? National Drug Take-Back Day is Almost Here!


When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for September 29, 2012. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.


The collection sites in Gwinnett County for Saturday, September 29, 2012 are:

Snellville Police Department
          2315 Wisteria Drive Snellville, GA 30078

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department
          2900 University Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Suwanee Police Station
          373 Buford Highway NW Suwanee, GA 30024

Norcross Police Department
          65 Lawrenceville Street Norcross, GA 30071