April 29 is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The day is hosted by local police departments to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

This is a way to get rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and help prevent the prescription drug abuse. The service is free and anonymous with no-questions asked. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps. Pills and patches are accepted.


The Waukee Public Safety Building at 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway will be open Saturday, Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept pills for disposal. Drug Drop-Box is also located in the lobby of the Waukee Public Safety Building year-round for drop-off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


On Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Adel Police Department will host its 13th opportunity in seven years for people to get rid of unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring pills for disposal to Sumpter Pharmacy at 628 Nile Kinnick Drive South.