Drug Take Back Program

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Please Be Advised

This program is not year-round. Do not bring prescriptions or other over-the-counter medications to the Leander Police Department.

Purpose of Drug Take Back

Leander Police Department (LPD) partners with the DEA on a Drug Take Back program two times each year. As part of the program, local area residents may get rid of expired, unused, or unwanted medications. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, etc. Visit the DEA - Take Back Day page for more information.

The program's purpose is to safely destroy these medications and keep them from being introduced into our water supply, landfills, or into the hands of our youth. With the increased popularity of recreational prescription drug use, these events are intended to help people clean out their medicine cabinets in order to prevent crime or injury that may occur if these medications are stolen, taken after their expiration date, or simply thrown away.

Next Event

St. David’s HealthCare is hosting the take back day in partnership with the Leander Police Department. The event is on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leander Medical Plaza, 505 St. David’s Loop in Leander (next to St. David's Emergency Center).

Participants can safely dispose of controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays, vials and pet medications. Used needles and other sharps will not be accepted. All accepted medications will be properly destroyed.

Please DO NOT bring prescription or other over-the-counter medications to Leander Police Department.

Before You Arrive

Please remove all names and personal identifying information from your medication containers.

If you have any other questions about Drug Take Back, please email our Community Services Division or call 512-528-2812 or 512-528-2821.

Drug Take Back Program Flyer - Medication in Bottles
Drug Take Back Program Flyer - Pills