Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

October 28, 2017

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), in partnership with the New Braunfels Police Department and Home Instead Senior Care, is hosting the Operation MedSafe drug take back event for NBU customers. Help keep yourself, your family and your community water supply safe by properly disposing of unused prescription and over-the-counter pills, tablets and liquids at this event.
NBU

About Operation Medsafe

Improper disposal of prescription or over-the counter drugs adds chemicals to the water supply and/or soil. Though the concentration of these chemicals in surface waters is extremely low, the presence of these substances in the environment is emerging as an important issue. As with any household hazardous waste, you should not flush these items down the toilet, down the sink, or place in recycling.

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), in partnership with the New Braunfels Police Department and Home Instead Senior Care, is hosting the Operation MedSafe drug take back event for NBU customers on October 28, 2017. A current NBU bill or photo ID is required for participation. Operation MedSafe will be held in the NBU Main Office back parking lot off of Comal Avenue and at the NBU Service Center on FM 306. Help keep yourself, your family and your community water supply safe by properly disposing of unused medications at this event.

Do not flush medication down the drain.

  • Buy only what you can use before the expiration date.
  • Bring medications to scheduled drop-off days.
  • Ask your pharmacist about their Take Back Programs and the type of disposal they use. (Don’t use a Take Back Program that discharges the wastes to the sanitary sewer.)
  • If you cannot wait until a drop-off event, another option is to throw medication into the trash after making it unusable. To do this, mix liquids with absorbents such as kitty litter or coffee grounds; and mix pills with glue and dry before discarding. Patches can be cut into small strips and mixed with glue. Also, remember to remove identification from bottles or use a non-descript container.
  • Controlled substances: Please refer to the printed materials accompanying the medication for specific instructions on proper disposal.

Frequently asked questions

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), in partnership with the New Braunfels Police Department and Home Instead Senior Care, is hosting the Operation MedSafe drug take back event for NBU customers. A current NBU bill or photo ID is required for participation.

If I can't make this one, when is the next event?
What is accepted at the event?
Can I drop off other medical equipment/wastes?
Who may participate?
Why should I participate in this event?
What can I expect at the event?
What if I can't make this year's scheduled event?
What happens to the wastes I drop off at the event?
Do I have to do anything to the wastes prior to drop off?
Can I drop off drugs prescribed for my pet?
Can I drop off other wastes like personal care products, pesticides, etc.?
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Locations

New Braunfels Utilities Main Office

263 East Main Plaza,
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Enter back parking lot from Comal Avenue.

NBU Service Center

355 FM 306, TX 78130
New Braunfels

To avoid traffic delays, please access the main entrance by going east from Common Street on FM 306 towards IH-35.