On Dec. 12, 2009, the sponsors (SAWS, San Antonio Police Department, City of San Antonio) hosted the initial MedDropSA as a pilot event. The drop-off was held in conjunction with the City’s mobile household hazardous waste collection event.
Approximately 171 pounds of medications were collected from about 70 vehicles throughout the five hour event.
SAWS, San Antonio Police Department and the City of San Antonio hosted two MedDropSA collection events in 2010. On June 5, 2010, a total of 1,336 pounds of medications were collected from more than 100 cars for disposal.
During the September 11, 2010, collection event, approximately 1,270 pounds of medications were collected.
In 2011, the partners have held three MedDropSA collection events, with another planned for November 2011. More than 400 pounds of medications were collected at the March 5 event as well as at the event held June 4. On Sept. 10, nearly 1,000 pounds of pills and liquids were collected.
Since the program's inception in 2009, a total of 11,143 pounds have been collected!