City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: September 26, 2017

The Next Fall Drug Take Back Event Will Be Held October 28

Plano’s fall prescription Drug Take-Back is Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Expired or unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications from households have traditionally been disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or a drain. Although this method of disposal prevents immediate accidental ingestion, it can cause pollution in wastewater, which has been demonstrated to cause adverse effects to fish and other aquatic wildlife. When the water is eventually reused, it can also cause unintentional human exposure to chemicals in medications.


The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.


Plano’s fall prescription Drug Take-Back is Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get the event details.


Drop Off Locations:
• Plano Senior High School (2200 Independence Parkway)
• Plano West Senior High School (5601 West Parker Road)
• Plano East Senior High School (3000 Los Rios Boulevard)
• Clark High School (523 West Spring Creek Parkway)

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