Citywide News Releases

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Law enforcement agencies partner for Drug Take Back event

The City of McKinney has partnered with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the national Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take-Back event Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at the City of McKinney Building D, 1550 S. College St.


The event provides a free, anonymous opportunity to safely dispose of all unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Items that are accepted:

  • Prescriptions
  • Over the counter pills
  • Liquid medications
  • Inhalers
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medicine


Items that are not accepted:

  • Needles and sharps
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Chemotherapy/radioactive substances
  • Oxygen containers
  • Pressurized containers
  • Illicit drugs


Before you arrive: 

  • Leave medications in original containers
  • Remove or black out personal identifying information from label


Loose medication can also be placed directly in the disposal box. Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted.


Directional signs for the event will be located at the intersections of College St. at Eldorado and Wilson Creek Parkways. Participants will drive in at the entrance, hand over medications to a staff member or uniformed officer and circle out of the parking lot.


For more information, call 972-547-7385 or visit the Drug Take-Back page.


About McKinney

 McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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