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CITY: Don't flush those meds!

Fort Worth is conducting a pilot program to increase opportunities for residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired drugs. In addition to our twice-a-year Drug Take Back Days, the City of Fort Worth Solid Waste Division is currently distributing a total of 1000 drug take-back envelopes. One postage-paid envelope will be provided to each household upon request while supplies last.

Residents can call 817-392-1234 or email to request an envelope, which will be mailed to them.

To use the envelope, simply place unwanted over-the-counter and/or prescription drugs in the envelope and drop the envelope in a USPS mailbox. Drugs will then be mailed to Sharps Compliance, where they will be safely and properly disposed of through incineration.

The medication mail back envelopes are 8.5" x 11", and are only designed for small quantities of medications. To save space, medications may be removed from containers and placed inside a zippered plastic bag, then into the envelope. For destruction of larger quantities, residents should consider participating in the semiannual Drug Take Back Days, or visit take back kiosks currently in the area.

The next Drug Take Back Day is April 29, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at seven local Walgreens locations. For information and site collection locations, visit the website, or call 817-392-1234.

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