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The City of Evanston, in association with PEER Services of Evanston, will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-back Day on April 28, 2012. The Evanston event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the west parking lot of James Park (at Oakton St. and Dodge Ave.).

This is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription and over the counter drugs to safely dispose of those medications.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state and local law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.