Where to drop off unwanted prescription drugs in Travis County
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Time to clean out your medicine cabinet. If you have old, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs, you can safely dispose of them on Saturday on National Drug Take Back Day.
Travis County Mounties are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Take Back Initiative.
Residents are encouraged to attend this event and drop off their medication at any of the five Travis County police stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Drop off locations:
Constable Pct. 1
4717 Heflin Ln. Ste. 127 Austin, Texas 78721
512-854-7510 (Tonya Nixon)
Constable Pct. 2
10409 Burnet Road. Ste. 150 Austin, Texas 78758
512-854-9697 (Adan Ballesteros)
Constable Pct. 3
8656 B Highway West 71 Ste. 132 Austin, TX 78735
512-854-7245 (Stacy Suits)
Constable Pct. 4
4011 McKinney Falls Pkwy. Ste. 1100 Austin, TX 78744
512-854-9488 (Georges Morales)
Constable Pct. 5
1003 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
512-854-9100 (Carlos Lopez)
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to get rid of prescription drugs and educate the public about potential drug abuse. The misuse and improper disposal of expired and unwanted prescription drugs is a growing problem nationwide and threatens local water supplies, according to the DEA.
Aside from the drug collection day, there are other ways to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs, including a drop box located at Travis County Constable Pct. 5 office. It is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.