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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Hazardous Waste Recycling/Disposal

Address: Various locations in Santa Barbara County

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Local partners include the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, the City of Santa Barbara Police Department, the Lompoc Police Department, the Guadalulpe Police Department, and the Vandenberg Air Force Base Security Forces, all of whom will be hosting collection sites.

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And if you're unable to make it to this special event, you're not out of luck. Check out our Medication Collection page for information about ongoing collection programs in Santa Barbara County.