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Community Disposes of 3400 Pounds of Medication

Post Date:05/18/2017 8:53 AM

drug disposalThe City of Carrollton participated in the Lewisville ISD DEA Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 29, where 3,400 pounds of medication was properly disposed of. This event allowed participants to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications to law enforcement officers in a safe and controlled environment with no questions asked.

If you missed this event and have medication that you would like to properly dispose of, there are several options available to you year-round. The Carrollton Police Department has a drug-disposal unit inside the jail lobby (2025 E. Jackson Road) that is open and video-monitored 24 hours a day. To access the unit, ring the buzzer at the jail and wait to be let in. Disposal instructions are posted on the unit. Acceptable items for the drop box include prescription medication, pills, patches, ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medication samples, and pet medications. No needles or sharps can be accepted at the PD jail drop box. For questions regarding this unit, call 972-466-3333.

Waste Management, the City’s contracted waste collection service, offers a disposal program for sharps and other hazardous waste. For details, visit wastemanagement.com or email atyourdoor@wm.com.

For more information or other options for proper drug disposal, visit cityofcarrollton.com/drugdisposal.

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