Medication Disposal Program
Irving Police Department has established a medication disposal program which affords Irving residents the means to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medications. Responsible disposal of unused medication is an important step toward reducing the risk of child poisonings, drug abuse, water supply contamination and other hazards.
Through a partnership with Recovery Resource Council, a drug disposal drop box was placed in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center located at 305 N. O’Connor Road. The drop box is a secure container into which certain medications can be placed for proper destruction. There is no charge to use the service; however, it is intended for use by Irving residents only and is not available for business use.
The Irving Police Department will continue to host drug take back events Opens a New Window. in the spring and fall in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Walgreens. Having the drug drop box in place provides a year-round alternative to those events.
To take advantage of the medication disposal program:
- Separate acceptable medications from those medications or items that are not accepted. See the lists below.
- If possible, remove the label or mark out any personal identifying information.
- Deposit the medication into the drop box located in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center near the jail information window. The drop box is available for use at any time. A Detention Officer can assist, if needed.
Accepted Medications, Items
Prescription medications, including narcotics (Oxycodone, Vicodin, etc.), medication samples, pet medication and medicated ointments and lotions; over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as cough syrups and allergy medications; vitamins; inhalers; and unopened EpiPens.
Medications, Items Not Accepted
Needles and syringes, thermometers, IV bags or bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals, used EpiPens, iodine solutions, radioactive materials, products containing mercury, empty containers.