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Cypress to participate in Drug Take Back Day

The City of Cypress will participate in a Drug Take Back Day event on April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cypress Police Department hosts a collection site set up in the department parking lot where residents can safely dispose of any unused or expired prescription drugs.

If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one.

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
  • Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
The information in this article was released by the City of Cypress.