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Leftover medications around the house? You have two options for proper disposal

Posted Sept. 19, 2016 | Last updated Feb. 23, 2017

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Request an envelope, then fill it and send it to the address on the front.

Fort Worth is distributing 1,000 postage-paid envelopes for residents to fill with unused, unwanted and expired medications to send them in for safe and convenient disposal.

To receive an envelope while supplies last, call 817-392-1234 or send an email. The program is limited to one envelope per household.

To use the envelope, empty the contents of medication containers into a zippered plastic bag and place the bag inside the envelope. Drop the envelope in any U.S. Postal Service mailbox. The medications will be sent to Sharps Compliance, where they will be destroyed through incineration to ensure they don’t contaminate water supplies.

To dispose of larger quantities, participate in the next Take Back Meds Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Apr. 29, visit one of the drug take-back kiosks or call 817-392-1234.

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