National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Success!

The 19th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day that took place on October 24, 2020 was a huge success!

Overall, there were 42 Take Back Day collection sites organized across Idaho, with 39 Law Enforcement (LE) agencies participating, and a total of 10,526 pounds of medication collected – a nearly 4,000-pound increase from the total weight of medication collected during the previous Take Back Day in April 2019.

Given COVID-19, a cold, windy, wild weather weekend, and two locations being canceled due to LE being short-staffed, this was an exceptional accomplishment for our state.

ODP is incredibly proud of our LE agencies and prevention partners for organizing collection sites across Idaho and providing communities with the opportunity to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. Furthermore, we are appreciative of all of the Idahoans that took the time to clean out their medicine cabinets and drop off their old prescriptions at Take Back Day events. Together, we can help keep our communities safe from prescription drug misuse.

Check out some photos from Take Back Day events below!