The City of Carrollton will partner with Lewisville ISD for National Prescription Drug Recovery Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 23. Drop-off points will be available at Carrollton Police Station and Hebron Valley Elementary School.
The public will be able to hand over expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical substances and other drugs to law enforcement officials for destruction. No question or request for identification will be made.
Controlled, uncontrolled and over-the-counter substances will be collected. All solid and liquid dosage pharmaceuticals in consumer containers will also be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.
Items that will not be accepted include sharps, inhaled drugs, and bulk drugs from pharmacies, veterinarians, or other medical organizations.
The proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Since October 2017, more than 7,362 pounds have been raised thanks to this event at the two drop-off points in Carrollton.
If residents need additional means of disposing of drugs, several options are available year-round, including the drop box in the prison lobby of the Carrollton Police Department. Acceptable items include prescription drugs, pills, patches, ointments, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, drug samples, and pet medications. No needles or sharp objects are accepted in the PD prison drop box.
Republic Services, Carrollton’s residential solid waste provider, offers a curbside household hazardous waste collection program that includes the careful collection and handling of medical sharps. Medical sharps should be in a sharps container or plastic container with a screw-on lid. Residents will receive a collection bag by mail in which to place the container in preparation for the collection appointment.