Richardson residents can properly dispose of over-the-counter and prescription drugs, as well as unwanted electronics and paper documents at two events set for Oct. 28.
Drug Take-Back (411 W. Arapaho Rd.)
The Richardson Police Department will host a prescription and over-the-counter drug take-back Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Unused or expired pharmaceuticals may be dropped off at the south parking lot of City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Rd. There is no charge for this service.
Solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers are accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain tightly sealed in their original container. Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
For more information, contact the Richardson Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4955. Additional information may be found at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.
Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding (501 S. Plano Rd.)
The Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association’s electronics recycling and document shredding event is Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richardson Square Mall, 501 S. Plano Rd.
Acceptable items include phones, GPS devices, calculators, MP3 players, PDAs, radios, satellite receivers, VCRs, DVD players, remote controls, speakers, cameras, computers and accessories, speakers, printers and cartridges, copiers, scanners, shredders, typewriters, etc. CRT TVs or computer monitors CANNOT be accepted. Flat screen monitors and televisions are OK.
NO hazardous waste items will be accepted. This includes batteries, paint, cleaners and fluorescent bulbs. Visit www.cor.net/hhw for more information on hazardous waste disposal. Personal shredding will be limited to what can fit into a car.
There is no charge to drop off items, but donations to the RCPAAA are appreciated. Visit www.rcpaaa.org/monthly-calendar.