What’s happening?

Residents can dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on April 22, during Drug Take Back Day. The event—organized by Travis County officials and the Drug Enforcement Administration—is free, anonymous and “no questions asked,” according to the county. Pet medications and over-the-counter drugs are also accepted.

The event is held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the five Travis County constable precinct offices.

The precinct offices also have permanent drop-off boxes that are open Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. year-round.


Drug Take Back Day is an alternative to throwing away drugs; using them; or flushing them, which can contaminate the water supply, officials said.

Almost 16 million pounds of drugs have been collected nationwide since the program started in 2010, officials said.

Drop-off locations
  • Constable Precinct 1: 4717 Heflin Lane, Ste. 127, Austin
  • Constable Precinct 2: 10409 Burnet Road, Ste. 150, Austin
  • Constable Precinct 3: 8656B W. Hwy. 71, Ste. 13, Austin
  • Constable Precinct 4: 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway, Ste. 1100, Austin
  • Constable Precinct 5: 1003 Guadalupe St., Austin