The DEA website has announced the next National Take-Back Initiative event, October 26, 2013, to collect unwanted household pharmaceuticals. (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/)
Law enforcement agencies can now call their state/regional DEC “Point of Contact” (POC) agent to register their sites.
POC names and numbers can be found at: (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/poc.htm)
You can find information about organizing collection events at: http://www.takebacknetwork.com/ and http://www.healthyyouth.org/medication-disposal.php among others.
Note: With the DEA event, only a phone call is needed to set-up a collection site. References to getting state permits would only apply to independent collection events.