Take Back Meds Day

Drop off your unused and expired medications for safe disposal during Take Back Meds Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Apr. 27, 2019.

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The National Take Back Meds Day is a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and area cities to allow residents to bring expired, unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription drugs, veterinary medicines, samples, vitamins and herbal supplements for safe disposal -- no questions asked. Medications will be accepted at the following partnered city collection sites:

  • Walgreens
    3809 E. Belknap St.
  • Walmart
    7451 McCart Ave.
  • Walmart
    8401 Anderson Blvd.
  • Fort Worth Police Department - North Division
    8755 N. Riverside Dr.
  • Fort Worth Police Department - Northwest Division
    2500 N. Houston St.
  • Ridgmar Mall (North parking lot by Dillards)
    1888 Green Oaks Rd.

Equipment to administer medications and illegal drugs are not accepted. Residents are asked to keep medication in original containers and remove all personal information from containers before dropping off medicines.

In addition to the event, permanent drug collection boxes are now in place at several locations. Learn what you can take to a medicine drop box and view a list of locations.

For more information, contact our 24-hour hotline at 817-392-1234.


  • Prescriptions/over-the-counter
  • Veterinary medications
  • Vitamins, minerals and samples

Not Accepted

  • Oxygen tanks, inhalers or nebulizers
  • Needles and other sharps
  • Thermometers or IV bags

Before you arrive

  • Keep medicines in original containers
  • Mark through personal information
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times