MedReturn Drug Collection Unit
The Hurst Police Department installed a secure MedReturn Box in the lobby of the station located at 825 Thousand Oaks. The drop box will allow residents a free, safe and anonymous way to dispose any unused or expired medications 24 hours a day. The drop box is not intended for the use of business, pharmacies, clinics, doctor's offices or any facility that distributes medications.
Acceptable and unacceptable forms of medications available for drop off are listed below.
Acceptable Medications - Prescriptions, Pet Meds, Prescription Patches, Vitamins
Unacceptable Medications - Needles, Inhalers, Aerosols, Hydrogen Peroxide, Thermometers, Prescription Ointments, Lotions or Liquids.
Why residents should turn in their unused prescription drugs:
- Medications that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.
- Drugs can be scavenged and illegally sold.
- Unused pharmaceuticals are environmental toxins; flushing them down the toilet or sink can release
them into our drinking water and soil.