The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Find some Nevada drop-off locations below, or visit takebackday.dea.gov to learn more and find a collection site near you.
Carson City Drop-off Locations
Partnership Carson City Annual Drug Round-Up – Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In efforts to raise awareness around the impacts of keeping unused and expired prescription drugs in your household, we’re asking our community members to bring their unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and sharps (syringes) to one of the following four locations in Carson City.
- Save Mart Supermarket at 3620 N. Carson St.
- Save Mart Supermarket at 4348 S. Carson St.
- Smith’s Food & Drug Store at 559 E. William St.
- FoodMaxx at 3325 Highway 50 East
Reno Drop-off Locations
- Elk’s Club Parking Lot at 597 Kumle Ln, Reno, NV 89509
- Raley’s Front Entrance at 1630 Robb Dr, Reno, NV 89523
- Reno Sparks Indian Colony Human Services at 405 Golden Ln, Reno, NV 89502
- Smith’s Front Entrance at 175 Lemmon Dr, Reno, NV 89506
Southern Nevada Drop-off Locations
- LVMPD, Overton Sub-station at 320 North Moapa Valley Blvd.
- Smith’s at 850 S. Rancho Drive
- Walmart at 1807 W. Craig Road
- Henderson Police Station at 300 S. Green Valley Parkway
- NLVPD at 3755 W. Washburn Rd.
- LVMPD NW Area Command at 9850 West Cheyenne Ave.
- LVMPD NE Area Command at 3750 Cecile Avenue