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City of Austin Wants Your Old Drugs

The City of Austin is hosting a free drug take-back day this upcoming saturday at locations around the city from 10 a.m. to 2PM.

According to KUT the locations are Cornerstone Church, City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Barton Creek Square Mall.

“The bottom line is don’t put them down your toilets, don’t put them in your trash, even in coffee filters. Get them out of your house for the sake of public safety and your kids,” Morrion said. “I just did a little spring cleaning last week, and it felt really good.”

“The number one source our kids tell us of where they’re getting their drugs or their prescription drugs is the medicine cabinets,” Thrash said. “So that’s the significance and importance of public awareness for us to realize that us as parents, many times we are the actual source and supply for our children and the diversion of some of these prescription drugs.”

Jeff Tom

Jeff Tom

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