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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is asking the public to rid their medicine cabinets of potentially dangerous prescription medications and dispose of them through the agency's "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day." The next opportunity is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.
The next event will be the agency's fifth, and the DEA has partnered with 4,300 local law enforcement partners to set up 7,500 disposal sites across the country. Each site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
The service is free, the process is anonymous, and more than 1.5 million pounds of prescription drugs have already been turned in via the program, says the DEA:
On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.
The progam will be adding new drug disposal locations to the below list for Los Angeles. If you do not find a collection site near you, check the DEA website frequently to search for a drug disposal site -- new sites are being added.
DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart says the program helps prevent addiction, overdose deaths and diversion of drugs to criminals.
DEA "TAKE-BACK" DRUG DISPOSAL SITES IN L.A.
|Los Angeles Police Department||Wilshire Division||4861 Venice Blvd||Los Angeles||90019||Map|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||Federal Roybal Building - Lobby - 9/26/2012||255 E Temple St||Los Angeles||90012||Map|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Dept.||South Los Angeles Station - Lasd||1310 W. Imperial Hwy||Los Angeles||90044||Map|
|Culver City Police Department||Culver City Police Department||4040 Duquesne||Culver City||90232||Map|
|Glendale Police Department||Smart & Final Extra||1855 W. Glenokas Blvd||Glendale||91201||Map|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Dept.||West Hollywood Station - Lasd||780 N. San Vicente Blvd.||West Hollywood||90069||Map|
|Glendale Police Department||Cvs Pharmacy - In Parking Lot||1122 E Broadway||Glendale||91205||Map|
|Huntington Park Police Department||Huntington Park Police Department||6542 Miles Ave.||Huntington Park||90255||Map|
|Burbank Police Department||Burbank Police Station||200 N Third St.||Burbank||91502||Map|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Dept.||East Los Angeles Station - Lasd||5019 E. Third St.||Los Angeles||90022||Map|
|Monterey Park Police Department||Monterey Park Police Department||320 W. Newmark Avenue||Monterey Park||91754||Map|
|Community Room 102|
|Hawthorne Police Department||Hawthorne Police Department||12501 S. Hawthorne Blvd||Hawthorne||90250||Map|
|Beverly Hills Police Department||Beverly Hills Police Department||444 N. Rexford Drive||Beverly Hills||90210||Map|
|Bell Gardens Police Department||Westminster Court||6850 Florence Ave||Bell||90201||Map|
|Bell Police||Bell Police Department||6326 Pine Ave.||Bell||90201||Map|
|Los Angeles Police Department||North Hollywood Division||11640 Burbank Blvd||North Hollywood||91601||Map|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Dept.||Century Station - Lasd||11703 E. Alameda St.||Lynwood||90262||Map|
|South Pasadena Police Department||South Pasadena Police Department||1422 Mission St.||South Pasadena||91030||Map|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Dept.||Marina Del Rey Station - Lasd||13851 Fiji Way||Marina Del Rey||90292||Map|
|El Segundo Police Department||City Of El Segundo Maintenance Facility||150 Illinois Street||El Segundo||90245||Map|
|Los Angeles Air Force Base||Los Angeles Afb Base Smc Courtyard - 9/28/2012||483 N. Aviation Blvd||El Segundo||90245||Map|
|Pasadena Police Department||Pasadena Police Department||207 Garfield Ave||Pasadena||91101||Map|
|In Front Of Lobby|
|Downey Police Department||Downey Police Department||10911 Brookshire Avenue||Downey||90241||Map|
|West Parking Lot|