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On Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Travis County Constables will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public an opportunity to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs safely. Residents can 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 and, 
2 Club Estates, The Hill, TX 78738
(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

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.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have collected almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills. Overall, Texas collected a total of 67,494 pounds.

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. Disposing of unused medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards, including harming water supplies. Take advantage of this free event for proper prescription disposal.

Event information

Other Take-Back kiosk locations

Press Release

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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