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This is #1Thing that is Big Time Important when it comes to keeping Mama Earth / Austin area Clean! If you have left over medications, don’t toss them in the trash or flush them down the toilet. Keep them from getting into our land fills and bodies of water that will create problems w/ just about everything in the eco-system.

It’s hard to know what to do w/ them. There is ‘National Prescription Drug Take Back Day’ which is  Saturday, October 28th from 10am-2pm.  I have disposed of my expired prescription medications the past few years when I found out about this day. You can find drop off locations closest to you in the ATX area. Click here! 

I also found out more cool #1Thing 411! Austin has 2 secured Drop-off Kiosks!  wanted to spread the word.

Is your medicine cabinet filled with drugs or medications you no longer use? Expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs? Proper disposal of medicines prevents poisoning of children or pets and misuse of medication… also the poisoning of our Eco-System. This 1Thing is a HUGE HELP! We should all do this!! Here’s the 411 on the Drop-off Kiosks-

Drop-off Kiosks – What items can be disposed of?

Only medications from individuals can be accepted. Inventory from pharmacies or healthcare facilities is not accepted. Disposal bins are secured to the floor and double-locked.

Accepted:

  • Pills, tablets, capsules
  • Blister packs
  • Creams, ointments, lotions
  • Inhalers, nebulizer
  • Liquid medicine (no more than 4-oz.)
  • Powders

Not Accepted:

  • Needles, syringes
  • Vitamins, supplements
  • Thermometers
  • Home-based care equipment
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Trash
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
  • No schedule I/illegal drugs

Drop-Off Locations:

Travis County Constable Precinct 5
1003 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701   Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(short-term parking is available in the parking lot)

Forty Acres Pharmacy
100 W. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78712 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(parking available in garage behind pharmacy)

Click here for lots more 411!  Try this #1Thing! A Huge Help to Keep Austin Beautiful along w/ Mama Earth! 

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