Breckenridge Texan

Prescription drug disposal bin now located at local Law Enforcement Center

Prescription drug disposal bin now located at local Law Enforcement Center
December 18
08:44 2019

Anyone with leftover prescription medications can now dispose of the unused drugs safely at a bin in the hallway of the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center in front of the Sheriff’s Office.

 

The West Central Texas Council of Government’s Department of Environmental Services has partnered with seven law enforcement agencies in the WCTCOG 19-county region to provide Unused Prescription Medication Drug Disposal Bins. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Department is one of those agencies. The bins will give citizens an opportunity to properly dispose of unused prescription medications.

The boxes are a safer option for disposal than keeping expired or unused medications at home, which could lead to accidental or intentional misuse of the drugs. Throwing prescriptions into the trash could also lead to pet contact, and it is highly discouraged to flush expired or unwanted medications down the toilet or pour them down the drain due to potential  contamination of water sources.

The program has been made possible through grant-funding by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Stephens County Law Enforcement Center is located at 210 Dyer St. in Breckenridge and is open 24 hours a day.

 

(Photos courtesy of the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office)

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