WACO PD: Prescription drug 'take-back'

POSTED: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 10:37am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:37pm

The Waco Police Department is participating in the DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative that allows for collection of medications that are no longer needed or wanted. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Starting Friday morning, October 25th, 2013, and continuing through the weekend until Monday morning, October 28th, 2013, citizens will be able to leave unwanted drugs in a locked box in the lobby of the Waco Police Department located at 3115 Pine Avenue. The DEA will later collect these items for proper disposal.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal. It is important for our citizens to remember that you should not flush unwanted prescription drugs down the toilet, put them in the trash or leave the unwanted medications where others might reach them.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs.



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