Dispose of expired or unused medicines properly to protect water supply

City of Dallas TexasDallas – Dallas Water Utilities is reminding City of Dallas residents about proper disposal of expired or unused medicines for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. In partnership with the Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership, Dallas Police Department, Walgreens and Poison Help, Dallas Water Utilities is promoting safe, convenient, and responsible ways to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs.

“We encourage Dallas residents to get rid of expired or unused prescription drugs, in the safest way,” said Environmental Coordinator Helen Dulac. “In the wrong hands, they could lead to accidental poisonings. If they’re flushed down the toilet or sink, they could impact our environment negatively.”

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local residents will be able to drop off unwanted and expired medications at local Walgreens and one Chief on the Beat event, locations listed, below:

Walgreens Locations

  • 5001 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
  • 5101 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas, TX 75241
  • 4702 N. Jim Miller Rd., Dallas, TX 75227
  • 1104 S. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, TX 75211
  • 18207 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75287
  • 3732 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75220
  • 1060 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75232

Chief on the Beat Location

  •  6200 E. Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75223

Year-round, residents can dispose of unused medications by purchasing a safe medicine take back envelope and shipping them via U.S. Postal Service to a facility that disposes of them properly. The shipping envelopes are available online and at many drugstores and big box retailers like Walmart and Target, and shipping is included in the nominal cost of the envelope.

For more information about disposing of medicines properly and other ways to protect Dallas’ water supply and treatment system, follow Defend Your Drains on Facebook, and Twitter or visit www.DefendYourDrains.com.

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