San Antonio Water System and the City of San Antonio are co-sponsoring a free collection event for expired medications and household hazardous waste this Saturday, Sept. 21. This will be the last scheduled MedDropSA event of 2019.
MedDropSA helps keep pharmaceuticals out of the environment and can help curb abuse and avoid accidental poisoning. Since 2009, more than 28 tons of medicines have been collected.
Through the program, residents can dispose of unused or out-of-date medicines safely at no cost. MedDropSA events are in partnership with San Antonio’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Mobile Collection. Attendees stay in their cars, dropping off unwanted medications. They can also drop off household hazardous waste with the City’s HHW Mobile Collection area.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Alamo City Church, 6500 Interstate 35 North
To bring medicines to the event:
- Dump pills out of the plastic bottles and into a plastic Ziploc bag
- Liquids and aerosols can stay in their original containers, but remove labels
- Medical ‘sharps’ WILL NOT be accepted. This includes needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors- including epinephrine and insulin pens, infusion sets, etc.
There are no residency requirements to drop off private-use prescription or other medications for MedDropSA. Household hazardous waste disposal does require a recent CPS Energy bill showing that you are a solid waste ratepayer. MedDropSA is sponsored by San Antonio Water System, the San Antonio Police Department and the City of San Antonio. More information including additional collection dates are at MedDropSA.com.