National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm 

Waconia Drop Box 
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Waconia City Hall
201 Vine Street S
Waconia, MN 55387
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of unused or expired prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
 
The last Take Back Day brought in almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.  This is the largest amount collected since the program began in 2010.
 
This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 9,964,714 pounds, or 4,982 tons.
 
Last year, DFC coalitions reported some examples that resulted from their take back events that include:
  • “Collected over 75 pounds of medication in 4 hours and attracted over 600 community members.”
  •  “A take-back event, in collaboration with a new state Senator and the police department, collected 700 pounds of pharmaceuticals with 200 cars receiving fact cards highlighting safe medicine practices.”
  •  “Pharmaceutical take-back events at schools were held in September, collecting approximately 1,500 pounds. Event held in October collected 1,650 pounds.”