Prevent medications from contaminating our water system/waterways by taking part in the Richardson Police Department’s (RPD) Drug Take Back, part of the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back program. The free event will be held Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the RPD Substation, 2003 E. Renner Rd.
The event keeps medications from being flushed down a sink drain or toilet and potentially entering our waterways, and also helps keep drugs out of the trash, where pets, children and others might acquire them.
Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring unused and expired pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter, for proper disposal. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in tightly sealed consumer containers will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
Contact: 972-744-4955 (RPD Community Relations Unit)