This Saturday, October 26, The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its annual prescription drug take-back day.

More than 11-million pounds of medication have been collected since the program started in 2010.

For the first time, the DEA is also encouraging people to give back vaping devices.

The DEA is attempting to support a healthy lifestyle in youth.

The goal of the events is to remove unneeded medication and opioids from homes and dispose of them safely, and anonymously.

The DEA does not accept needles, glass, pressurized inhalers, or vape pens with lithium-ion batteries at the drug take-back drop-off locations. If your vape device has that, you’ll need to take those out before turning those devices in.

The Springfield locations participating in the drug take back event are listed below. Take Back Day events will be held Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Grove Pharmacy

Family Pharmcy

Dan’s Discount Pharmacy


Orchard Hill Pharmacy

COX Health Pharmacy

Battlefield Pharmacy

Pill Box Pharmacy