National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 28

AUSTIN - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming around again, serving as an opportunity for people to safely destroy expired, unused or unwanted medication.

The next such day will be Oct. 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the April 2016 drug take-back, the DEA reported collecting around 447 tons of unwanted medicines, nearly 40 tons of which came from collection sites in Texas.

The following locations in the Austin area are among the 5,000 collection sites around the country that will be accepting drop-offs:

Barton Creek Square Mall (parking lot) - 2901 South Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78746
Buda Police Department - 100 Houston Street, Buda, Texas 78610
Cedar Park Police Department - 911 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Household Hazardous Waste Facility - 2514 Center Drive, Austin, Texas 78744
Jonestown Police Department - 18304 North Park Dr., Jonestown, Texas 78645
Lakeway Police Department - 104 Cross Creek, Lakeway, Texas 78734
Leander Police Department - 705 Leander Drive, Leander, Texas 78641
Manor Police Department – 402 West Parsons Street, Manor, Texas 78653
Round Rock Police Department - 2701 North Mays, Round Rock, Texas 78665
Taylor City Hall - 400 Porter, Taylor, Texas 76574
Texas Museum of Science and Technology - 1200 Toro Grande Road, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Tractor Supply Company - 441 Texas 71, Bastrop, Texas 78602
Travis County Constable - Precinct 1 - 4717 Heflin Lane Suite 127, Austin, Texas 78721
Travis County Constable - Precinct 2 - 10409 Burnett Road, Austin, Texas 78758
Travis County Constable - Precinct 3 - 8656 Texas 71 Building B, Austin, Texas 78735
Travis County Constable - Precinct 4 - 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway #1100 Austin, Texas 78744
Travis County Constable - Precinct 5 - 1003 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Williamson County Sheriff's Office - 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, Texas 78626
Wimberley Police Department/Wimberley ISD - 951 RM 2325, Wimberley, Texas 78676

Not see a site close to you? TAP HERE for more information from the DEA. Click on the “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” icon and enter your zip code in the search window.

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