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Prescription Pill Disposal Program

Henderson Police Department is committed to helping safely disposing of unwanted and expired prescription drugs. There are safe and more convenient ways to dispose of these drugs.

How to Dispose of Unwanted and Expired Prescriptions or Medications

Follow these simple steps from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
1) Mix medicines:

Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter.
2) Seal mixture:
Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.
3) Throw away:
Throw the container in your household trash.
4) Speak with your pharmacy. Many pharmacies will take back medications or provide details on how to dispose of them properly.

Upcoming prescription pill take-back events
1) Henderson Shines community event (dates TBD)
2) The DEA has a drug take back program every April and October. https://takebackday.dea.gov/