The next National Prescription Drug Take Back-Day will be April 25, 2020. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The October 2019 Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to nearly 12.7 million pounds​. Read more about the most recent Take Back Day totals here. Check DEA’s official Take Back Day website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you visit The service is free and anonymous. For the first time, DEA now accepts vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations during National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day.