THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October 15, 2020) – The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch is hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day drive-up/drop-off location on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodlands Township (front parking lot), 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., 77381. Representatives with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be onsite to collect expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal.
Upon arrival, please follow directional signs for the drop-off boxes, remain in your vehicle and drop medications from the window into the drop box. Please keep social distancing in mind and wear a face covering. DEA representatives, supported by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, will be on site to monitor and remove drop-off boxes.
According to DEA protocols, participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication and disposing of it directly into the drop box. If an original container is submitted, individuals are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the label. In addition, liquid products should remain sealed in their original container. Please ensure the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
Sharps (needles) are not collected at this event. To safely dispose of sharps, please visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) publication Disposing of Syringes from Households: Do’s and Don’ts.
For more information on additional drug disposal options, please visit takebackday.dea.gov. For information on the dangers of drugs when not used as prescribed, please visit Get Smart About Drugs and Just Think Twice.
For more information on The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch, please call us at 281-210-3800, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/neighborhoodwatch or follow us at www.facebook.com/townshipneighborhoodwatch..
Photo: An upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day drive-up/drop-off event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. Shown are DEA representatives and a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy from a previous Take Back Day.