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Safe disposal of medicine and prescription drugs
drop off kioskThe Pflugerville Police Department provides a receptacle for proper disposal of unused medication in the Pflugerville Justice Center Dispatch Lobby, 1611 Pfennig Lane.

With a 24 hour facility location, residents are encouraged to drop off unused pill medications for proper disposal.

“The Pflugerville Police Department is proud to provide a responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter pill medications,” Lieutenant Bill Anderson said. “We will be able to destroy the pills and prevent them from being flushed improperly into our water system or, even worse, accidentally picked up by a child or family member for whom they aren’t intended.”

By removing unneeded medicine from residents’ homes, the medication is less likely to get into the wrong hands. More than 70 percent of teenagers said it was easy to get prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinets, according to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study.

In addition, flushing medications is harmful because it puts a hazardous waste material into the water system. When you flush medications, medication byproducts and residuals dissolve into the water and eventually end up into creeks and streams. As a result of this harmful practice, small amounts of prescription drugs end up in our water supply.

Items Accepted
  • Unused prescription medication
  • Prescription patches
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Vitamins
  • Medications for pets

The drop off box is only for pills. No liquid, needles or illegal drugs will be accepted. The drug collection unit was purchased and donated by CVS/Pharmacy as part of their Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. The program will be promoted by CVS to their Pflugerville customers to recycle pills at the Justice Center.

For more information on the program, please call 512-251-4004.