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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Benbrook Fire Department Launches FREE Medication Disposal Program

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The Benbrook Fire Department is launching a FREE Single Use Disposal System (SUDS) program for Benbrook citizens. 

Single Use Disposal Systems are a convenient and environmentally-friendly way to properly dispose of unused or expired prescription medications, by providing a ‘Take Away Envelope’ that can be mailed from the privacy of your own home. The envelopes are then incinerated unopened, keeping personal information confidential, and avoiding contaminating our landfills and drinking water. To safely dispose of unused or expired prescription medications, simply follow the three-step process: 

1. Visit the Benbrook Fire Station (528 Mercedes Street, Benbrook, TX 76126) to pick up a ‘Take Away Envelope’ (pre-paid postage included). The box of envelopes is available just outside the fire station on the Fire Administration side of the building, accessible to the public 24-hours a day. There is NO COST to the citizen. 

2. Place your unused medications in the envelope and seal it. 

 3. Drop-off the postage-paid envelope at a post office. The Benbrook Post Office is located at 9415 Benbrook Boulevard, Benbrook, TX 76126. The envelope is then delivered for safe destruction. 

For questions, contact Danielle Campbell at dscampbe@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-7016. For more information about the program visit https://bit.ly/35JYlGO. This project is funded by Texas Health and Human Services Texas Targeted Opioid Response.

 For questions, contact Danielle Campbell at dscampbe@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-7016. 

 This project is funded by Texas Health and Human Services Texas Targeted Opioid Response.

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