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Dispose of your expired prescriptions safely

Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Tai Moses

If you’re like most people, you’ve got at least a few containers of expired prescription medications tucked away in your bathroom medicine cabinet. How do you get rid of this stuff? You know you’re not supposed to flush it down the toilet, because medications can contaminate water and harm aquatic wildlife. Fortunately, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was invented just for this reason – to give people a safe and responsible way to dispose of unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs. It’s also very easy: Just gather up all of your unwanted drugs, put them in a bag and bring them to the convenient drive-thru drop-off site at Constable Pct. Two, 10409 Burnet Road, Ste. 150, on Sat., Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This free, no-questions-asked service is offered by Travis County Constables in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Collection site officials will be wearing masks and community members using the drive-thru are also asked to wear masks. As Travis County Constable Precinct 2 Adan Ballesteros said, “Dropping off your excess medication is a great way to protect our water quality and keep the community safe.”

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