It's Take-Back Day! Drop off your drugs at an event near you!


Posted on April 28th, 2022

It’s take-back time again! Law enforcement across the state is hosting drug take-back events this weekend, including in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. Headed up by the DEA, Take Back Day is an opportunity to get rid of medications of any type — people medication, pet medication, expired, unused, unwanted, etc. — to keep them from being inappropriately used or inappropriately disposed of. When medications are flushed down toilets or thrown away, those pharmaceuticals will likely in up in your waterways at some point.

It’s a great opportunity to give your medicine cabinet a good spring cleaning and protect your waterways!

At drop off, no names, no questions are asked. All events are on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here’s a list of events near you:


Cary Police Department

120 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC 27513

Wegman’s West Cary

3710 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560


Kinston Police Department

Walmart Supercenter

4101 W Vernon Ave., Kinston, NC 28504


Knightdale Police Department

979 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC 27545


Raleigh Police Department

Wellness Pharmacy and Compounding Center

2601 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607


1200 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

Josef’s Pharmacy

2100 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC 27610

Falls River Pharmacy

10930 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27614


Rolesville Police Department

204 Southtown Circle, Rolesville, NC 27571


Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

Lowe’s Home Improvement

1701 Carolina Ave., Washington, NC 27889

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