Did you know that unused or expired prescriptions pose public safety issues?
- Some of those discarded drugs may accidentally end up in the hands of children and cause overdoses.
- The non-medical use of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana use as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
- The majority of teenagers who abuse drugs get them from family or friends through home medicine cabinets.
- Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash may be retrieved and abused or sold illegally.
- Unused prescription drugs that are flushed down the drain may contaminate surface water sources.
Drug Take Back Programs were created as a way to properly and safely handle the disposal of old or unused over-the-counter or prescription drugs. The City of West U and the DEA will host a Drug Take Back Program for anyone, residents and non-residents alike, who needs to properly rid their home of expired or unused drugs.
Drop off will be at the Public Works facility at the corner of College and Milton from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, April 30. For non-residents, use 3825 Milton for GPS routing.
If this date is not convenient for you, please visit the following link to see other facilities hosting Take Back events.