September’s Take-Back Event Keeps Unused Drugs Off Arlington’s Streets

Articles Drug Take Back 10-7-15

Several residents came out to help the Arlington Police Department and Water Utilities Department keep drugs off the streets and out of the City’s water by turning in their unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

The City of Arlington’s Drug Take-Back event ranked second in the DFW area behind Fort Worth, with 90 boxes of medication collected at four collection sites: North Police District, East Police District, South Police District and the Walgreen’s Pharmacy located at 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

The total weight collected at the drug take-back event was 2,138 pounds.

Dallas Police Department collected 78 boxes of medication or 1,562 pounds and Fort Worth Police Department collected 130 boxes or 2,912 pounds of medication.

The Drug Take-Back initiative accepts controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications.

Arlington Police and Arlington Water Utilities partner for this event each year to make sure drop-off locations were available to our residents.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) encourages governments all across the country to be available for people to properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs that have collected in their homes.