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Mesquite, TX - April 11, 2018 - On Saturday, April 28, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of unused medication. This program is part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initiative to bring awareness to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. Residents may bring their expired, unwanted or unused medications to the lobby of the Mesquite Police Department, 777 N. Galloway Avenue, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and deposit them for destruction. This is a voluntary program that allows people to anonymously dispose of medications safely.
Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medication will be collected from individuals. Unwanted or expired medications owned by businesses will not be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in the original container. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illegal substances are not part of this program and should not be placed in the collection containers.
For more information, please call the Solid Waste Division at 972-216-6285.