The College Station Fire Department is partnering with the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse in a new program called the Drug Drop Box, which provides a safe place to dispose of unused, expired, or unneeded prescription drugs.
A ribbon cutting for the drop box will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at CSFD’s administration offices at 300 Krenek Tap Rd.
“The College Station Fire Department wants to encourage people to properly dispose of their old prescriptions and keep them from being improperly used,” Division Chief Greg Rodgers said. “The addition of this drop box at our administration offices will go a long way in helping with that.”
The box is not intended for drug paraphernalia or anything other than prescription drugs. Items should be in their original prescription containers and placed together in clear plastic bags. Syringes, needles, loose powders, or items that might leak are not accepted.
Drugs can be dropped off anonymously from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The box will be monitored by video to ensure safety and proper usage.
For more information, contact Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers at 979-764-3708 or firstname.lastname@example.org