Prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can pose a risk to the environment when flushed down the toilet or thrown away and dumped in a landfill. In addition, prescription drug abuse is a growing issue for law enforcement. Removing these medications from homes can help curb abuse and avoid accidental ingestion by keeping drugs out of the reach of unintended users.
Simply bring any unwanted medicines along with other household hazardous waste items to the City of San Antonio's mobile collection events. Medications will be accepted at no charge, and disposed of in a safe, legal way – keeping these drugs off our streets and out of the environment. Since the program's inception in 2009, 17,178 pounds have been collected.