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If you have expired or unused medications sitting inside your cabinet, it’s time to clear them out! The Denton Police Department and Medical City Denton have partnered to host a drug drop-off collection site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The drive-through will be set up in front of the Professional Office Building of Medical City Denton at 3537 S. I-35E.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs before they can be misused, abused, or stolen. At last year’s event, Denton PD collected 18 large boxes of medications to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. We hope to collect even more this year!

For more information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit takebackday.dea.gov.

What medications can I drop off?

Accepted items include any tablets, capsules, and patches, including Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and Oxymorphone (Opana).

What cannot be accepted?

We are unable to collect needles, syringes, lancets, inhalers, and liquids at this event. Please search for proper disposal instructions and find an alternate collection site near you.

If I can’t make it on Saturday, where else can I dispose of medications?

The Police Department’s drug disposal bin is currently located in the Utilities Customer Service lobby at City Hall East (601 E. Hickory St.). You can help prevent misuse by disposing of medications in the bin from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medical City Denton also has a permanent disposal bin at the Main Entrance Lobby near the elevators. Find other drop-off locations on the DEA’s website.

Source: City of Denton

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