National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it. Visit www.dea.gov or call 800-882-9539 for more information.

On Saturday, October 28th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Travis County Constables will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents can simply drop off their medication at any of the five Constable offices listed below. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Danny Thomas, Constable Pct. One

4717 Heflin Ln Ste. 127
Austin, TX 78721
(512) 854-7510

Adan Ballesteros, Constable Pct. Two

10409 Burnet Rd Ste. 150
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 854-9697

Stacy Suits, Constable Pct. Three

8656 Hwy 71 W Ste. 132
Austin, Texas 78735
(512) 854-7245

George Morales, Constable Pct. Four

4011 McKinney Falls Pkwy #1100 Austin, TX 78744
(512) 854-9488

Carlos Lopez, Constable Pct. Five

1003 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 854-9100

Click here to view the map of drop-off locations.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential abuse of medications. The misuse and improper disposal of expired and unwanted prescription drugs is a growing problem in our country and threatens municipal water supplies.

The Drug Take Back initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medications that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Studies show the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medications—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards, including harming water supplies.
According to the DEA’s Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg: “Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

For other Take-Back locations, visit:
https://www.traviscountytx.gov/tnr/environmental-quality/conserve/takeback-kiosk OR http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.shtml