On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the San José Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the sites listed below (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last fall, Americans turned in 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds more than 5,500 tons of pills.
There are several locations in the City of San Jose: SJPD Substation, SJPD Family Violence Center, Starbird Youth Center, and the Almaden Community Center.