HSC Drug Drop Box Program provides a safe way to dispose of unneeded medications

By Betsy Friauf

Med Return

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth provides a safe place to dispose of unneeded and expired drugs.

You’ll find a secure drop box, available to the public as well as our campus, in the HSC Police Department lobby at 3600 Mattison Ave. It’s open 24/7.

Visitor parking is available in spaces on the west side of the building.

We respectfully ask all individuals to practice social distancing and wear a mask when visiting the HSC Police Department lobby.

Items you can deposit include:

  • prescription pills
  • over-the-counter pills
  • vitamins (pills and gel caps)
  • samples of pills
  • pills for pets

Items not accepted include:

  • needles (sharps)
  • thermometers
  • Inhalers
  • ointments, lotions and liquids
  • prescription patches

Please remove medications from plastic bottles and place them in a zip lock bag, provided at the box if you don’t have one handy.

When you dispose of unwanted drugs properly, you ensure they won’t fall into the hands of children or substance abusers. Discarded drugs should not be thrown into the garbage or flushed down a toilet. They can contaminate water and soil, and can be dangerous if ingested by wildlife.

“The HSC Police Department is dedicated to the safety and security of the community we serve,” HSC Police Chief Jeff Arrington said. “It is an honor to provide the Drug Drop Box Program to our internal and external community members. The police department will ensure the safe and proper disposal of all drugs that are turned in through Drug Drop Box Program.”

Learn more about the HSC Fort Worth Drug Drop Box Program.

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