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National Drug Take Back Day Is Oct. 23; See Where Irving Residents Can Dispose Of Unused Or Expired Prescriptions

Oct. 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Irving residents can dispose of unused or expired prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day in the parking lot at the Irving Police Department stations: 305 N. O’Connor Road and 6800 N. MacArthur Blvd. (Medical City Las Colinas). 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an initiative of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and is aimed at preventing addiction and overdose caused by prescription drugs. For more information on the national event, visit TakeBackDay.DEA.gov

For those who cannot attend the national event, the Irving Police Department established a Medication Disposal Program for residents to drop off unwanted or expired medications in a safe environment. The medical disposal receptacle is available 24/7 year-round at 305 N. O’Connor Road. The drop box is a free service for Irving residents only.

Residents can drop off the following prescription medications: 

  • Narcotics (Oxycodone, Vicodin, etc.)
  • Medication samples
  • Medication for pets
  • Medicated ointments/lotions
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • EpiPens (unopened)
  • Vitamins
  • Inhalers 

The following items are not accepted:

  • Needles and syringes 
  • Thermometers 
  • IV bags or bloody or infectious waste 
  • Personal care products 
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals 
  • Used EpiPens 
  • Iodine solutions 
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Products containing mercury

If dropping off prescription medications, remove any personal identification information from the bottles.

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