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BubbleLife Staff – BubbleLife Staff
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The City of McKinney is partnering with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the national Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take-Back event April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at the City of McKinney Environmental Services Building, 1550 S. College St. Building D.

This event provides a free, anonymous opportunity to safely dispose of all unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs. The Drug Take-Back event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Leave all medications in their original containers and remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Medication can also be disposed by removing from the container and placing it directly in the disposal box. Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted.

Items that are accepted:

  • Prescriptions
  • Over the counter pills
  • Liquid medications
  • Inhalers
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medicine 

Items that are not accepted:

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

Directional signs for the event will be located at the intersections of College St. at Eldorado and Wilson Creek Parkways. Participants will drive in at the entrance, hand over medications to a uniformed officer and circle out of the parking lot.

After residents turn in their unwanted prescription drugs, they can also visit the city’s free community paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy.

For more information, call 972-547-7385 or visit the site.

Information provided by City of McKinney.