Prescription Drug Drop Off

The City of San Marcos is offering residents an anonymous prescription and over-the - counter drug drop-off service at the front lobby of the Police Department, 2300 N IH- 35.

Residents may deposit expired or unwanted medications into a secure kiosk. The medications will be removed and incinerated regularly, keeping the unwanted medications from polluting the environment and water supply.
People Helping With the Drug Drop Off


This is a collaborative effort between Environmental Health - Solid Waste and San Marcos Police Departments.

"This service complements our efforts with the Habitat Conservation Plan," said Mark Brinkley,
Assistant Director of Community Services. "Having the drug disposal kiosk readily available helps protect the river by allowing a safe place for people to dispose of unwanted medications."

Items Accepted

Medications and drugs that can be disposed of include:
  • Medications for pets
  • Over the counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription ointments
  • Prescription patches
  • Samples
Needles, inhalers, aerosols and medications from businesses are not allowed in the kiosk. The City encourages residents to mark out their name and contact information on the containers, and to leave the name of the prescription visible.

The unit operates like a public mailbox-open a small drawer, place medications inside, and close the door. The prescriptions or medications will drop into a collection box located securely inside the unit.

The lobby at the San Marcos Police Department is open 24 hours per day and is closely monitored with video cameras. For more information, email Amy Kirwin or call 512-393-8407.