Please join the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) for the Regional Med Take-Back Workshop.

This one day event will draw stakeholders from across the North Central Texas region to communicate and coordinate a regional solution to the challenges regarding proper drug disposal and take-back.

Hear from national and local experts regarding program implementation, while learning about the challenges and solutions of proper drug take-back and disposal, current state and regional programs and collection methods, program funding options, and much more. With attendance, you will also have the opportunity to give your input to help develop a take-back program for the North Central Texas region! 

Space is limited, click here to register!

June 7, 2017
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 S Carrier Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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Attendees will gain insight into the following aspects of med take-back:

  • Identify drug take-back challenges and solutions, ¬†
  • Understand the current landscape in North Central Texas/ statewide,
  • Define different program models and best practices, and
  • Learn how to design a take-back system and launch pilot projects.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • City and County staff
  • Law Enforcement
  • Water Districts
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Care Facilities

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Why is proper drug disposal and take-back an issue?

Safe, legal, and long-term disposal options for prescription drugs and other pharmaceuticals remain largely unavailable for local governments due to funding and logistical limitations. The lack of registered collectors, such as retail pharmacies; the absence of extended producer responsibility for the cost of disposal options; and, confusion regarding the regulatory framework for the handling and disposing of unwanted medications are a few of the challenges. Improper drug disposal results in negative impacts to humans, streams, drinking water, wildlife, and agriculture.

Therefore, developing a solution for this significant problem is a priority for the North Central Texas region to address. Although many communities have taken advantage of twice-yearly take-back events, these Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored events are neither a regularly available nor permanent solution for prescription drug disposal. 

Drugs and medications dumped down toilets or drains leads to water contamination and pollution. When taken to the landfill, prescriptions and drugs do not break down easily, and also can harm wildlife and again lead to the contamination of our water supply. These negative impacts will continue to get worse without a proper diposal method, as the number of medications and drugs improperly thrown away will accumulate over time.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Community Waste Disposal       Sharps Compliance, Inc.North Texas Corporate Recycling Association North Texas Municipal Water DistrictWaste Management



NCTCOG is currently seeking sponsors for the support of the workshop!

Sponsor levels range from $200 to $1,000 with an array of benefits at each level, listed below. Your financial sponsorship will help make this event possible. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this event, or would like to learn more about the sponsorship levels, please contact Soria Adibi at or 817-608-2363.

Silver ($200 commitment): includes your name and logo on prominent signage (e.g., agenda, emails, invitations), your name, logo, and information on background slides during breaks, and also featured on this webpage!

Gold ($500 commitment): includes all silver benefits, plus a sponsor table for promotional items and outreach at the workshop.

Platinum ($1,000 commitment): includes all silver and gold benefits, plus your name and logo on the workshop panelist table banner.

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