The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) and the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy will conduct Amarillo’s Spring 2018 Medication Cleanout using a drive-through, drop-off format this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Signs will be posted. People should leave medications in their original containers when possible. All identifying patient information will be redacted prior to disposal. The Amarillo Police Department is providing support for the event.

This is TPPC’s 54th Medication Cleanout. Since the effort began in 2009, TPPC has collected approximately 42,500 pounds of unused, unwanted sharps and expired medications for proper disposal. The collections provide a safe way for residents to dispose of these medications in a free, legal and environmentally sound manner, removing them from homes, schools and the streets.

The Cancer Survivorship Center will conduct simultaneously it’s Shred Out Cancer event that gives the public an opportunity to safely shred and dispose of items like old receipts, letters, taxes, and bills. This will also be a drive-through, drop-off event that will employ the group’s secure onsite mobile shredder. Cancer Survivorship Center personnel will unload the documents and shred them free of charge.