DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Clear out your medicine cabinet this week for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) 23rd National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

According to the Dayton Police Department, residents can help prevent drug abuse by safely disposing of leftover prescription drugs at takeback events.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, the Dayton Police Department will be accepting unwanted pills at the following locations:

  • Central Business District – 248 Salem Avenue
  • East Patrol District – 417 Helena Street
  • East Patrol District South – 2721 Wayne Avenue
  • West Patrol District – 951 Washington Street

If you are unable to make the takeback event, drop-off boxes are available at Dayton Police sites across the city. These boxes are available year-round from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

About 107,622 people died as a result of drug poisoning in 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The annual event is an easy, no-cost way for people to get rid of their expired or unused medications without the potential risk of theft or misuse. For more information on securing prescription meds or Take Back Day, click here.