The City of McKinney, in partnership with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Drug Take-Back event twice per year. At the Drug Take-Back event, participants can safely dispose of all accumulated expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. You do not have to be a resident of McKinney to participate.

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of McKinney Environmental Services Building, 1550 S. College St., Building D.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be dropped off. Intravenous solutions, injectable substances and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Items that are accepted:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Liquid medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medicine

Items that are not accepted:

  • Needles and sharps
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Chemotherapy and radioactive substances
  • Oxygen containers / Inhalers
  • Pressurized containers
  • Illicit drugs

For more information, call 972-547-7385 or visit McKinneyTexas.org/drugtakeback.

 

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.