New Kiosk for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications
The Anna Police Department offers a kiosk for the safe disposal of unused and expired medications. The kiosk is located in the lobby of the Municipal Complex, and it is available for during normal business hours.
The kiosk is a secure and anonymous way to dispose of medications. Residents can drop off any type of medication, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and even pet medications. Medications that are disposed of in the kiosk are incinerated, which ensures that they are properly destroyed and cannot be used by others. The kiosk is a great way to help keep our community safe and healthy.
- Prescriptions (schedule II-V controlled & non-controlled substances)
- Prescriptions ointments
- Pet medications
- Prescription patches
- Over-the-counter medications
Not accepted items:
- Aerosol Cans
- Lotions or liquids
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Remove any personal information from your medication packaging
- Make sure the pill bottle, packaging or plastic bars are firmly sealed to avoid spillage
- Open the kiosk door and drop your medications for safe and secure collection
Annual Drug Take-back events
The City of Anna participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Drug Take-Back event twice per year. At this event, participants can safely dispose of all accumulated expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. You do not have to be a neighbor of Anna to participate.
Benefits of Safely Disposing of Medications
There are many benefits to safely disposing of medications. By disposing of medications properly, you can help to prevent drug abuse, accidental poisonings, and environmental contamination.
- Drug abuse: When medications are flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash, they can end up in the wrong hands and be used for drug abuse. Safe disposal of medications helps to prevent this from happening.
- Accidental poisonings: Children and pets are especially vulnerable to accidental poisonings from medications. By safely disposing of medications, you can help to prevent these poisonings from happening.
- Environmental contamination: When medications are flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash, they can end up in our water supply and cause environmental contamination. Safe disposal of medications helps to prevent this from happening.
How to Find Other Safe Disposal Options
If you do not have access to the kiosk at the police department, there are other safe disposal options available. You can check with your local pharmacy to see if they have a drop-off box. You can also mail your medications back to the manufacturer.
Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.