This Saturday, April 28th, is the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. When I was younger, we used to just flush them down the toilet. As we got older we learned that was not a very safe thing to do. It's also not safe to just throw them in the garbage because animals could get at them. It's also not a good idea to leave prescriptions that are outdated in your house. God forbid a child gets into them, that could have major consequences and could even be fatal.

On the DEA take-back website, you can enter your ZIP code to find a collection site near you. I put in 13901, one of the Binghamton zip codes and found four locations where you can drop off old prescriptions on Saturday from 10 till 2. Those locations include; the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the Johnson City Elks Lodge, Vestal Fire Station 4, and the Vestal police station. In Pennsylvania the DEA is holding the prescription take-back day at Miller's Pharmacy, this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Miller's Pharmacy is located at 137 Main Street in Wyalusing Pennsylvania. If you live in that area you can drop off all your out-dated prescription medication to be disposed of properly. In Susquehanna County, you can drop off old medication at Schneider's Market and the Great Bend Police Station. To find a location nearest you go to the DEA take-back website.

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