Dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter meds safely this Saturday
All unused or expired medications will be collected for safe disposal this Saturday, April 26, at the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center, 1601 East Main Street.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., motorists won’t even have to get out of their vehicles to drop off all medications, which are collected by volunteers and officers and placed into secured sealed boxes inside the Fredericksburg Police Department (FPD) evidence room, where it is later collected for disposal by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents.
“Last year, we had over 200 pounds of medication that did NOT go into our water system,” said FPD Lt. Linda Lively, reminding citizens that medications should never be flushed or poured down the drain.
“This program is not limited to prescription medication as we collect over-the-counter meds as well,” she said, adding that injectable medications and syringes are placed in bio-hazard containers for safety.
This will be the third year the DEA has participated in this joint Drug Take-Back program in Gillespie County.