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Keeping unused prescription drugs around can be dangerous. In that spirit, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been asking people to turn in their unused prescription pills in conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is recognized twice a year, will happen between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.

You can find a local drop-off point via takebackday.dea.gov and head there to throw out any unused medications. It’s all anonymous, so don’t worry about what you’re throwing out.

The program also accepts old vape cartridges.

The most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day took place in October and collected 985,392 lbs. of medications, according to the DEA.

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