Where to drop off unwanted prescription drugs in Travis County

TRAVIS CANTY, Texas (KXAN) — It’s time to clean out your first aid kit. If you have old, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs, you can safely dispose of them on Saturday during National Drug Acceptance Day.

Travis County police are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration on the National Readmission Initiative.

Residents are encouraged to participate in this event and drop off their medications 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.

Return locations:

Constable Pct. 1
4717 Heflin Ln. Ste. 127, Austin, TX 78721
512-854-7510 (Tonya Nixon)

Constable Pct. 2
10409 Burnet Rd. Ste. 150, Austin, TX 78758
512-854-9697 (Adan Ballesteros)

Constable Pct. 3
8656 B West Highway 71 Ste. 132, Austin, TX 78735
512-854-7245 (Stacey Suits)

Constable Pct. 4
4011 McKinney Falls Pkwy. Ste. 1100, Austin, TX 78744
512-854-9488 (George Morales)

Constable Pct. 5
1003 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701
512-854-9100 (Carlos Lopez)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose 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 across the country and threatens local water supplies, according to the DEA.

Outside of drug take-back day, there are other ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, including a drop-off box located at the Travis County Constable Pct. 5 office. Available from 8am to 5pm every Monday to Friday.

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