Posted: 1/22/21

On Campus Public Drug Collection Unit Available at TAMIU



Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Police Department, together with CVS Health and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, are continuing a partnership that’s brought a free Drug Collection Unit to the campus.

The Unit is housed in the TAMIU University Police Department Building and serves as a public drop off location for individuals looking to safely dispose of expired and unwanted prescription drugs.

The Drug Collection Unit is  part of a county-wide medication disposal program sponsored through the Webb County Community Coalition of SCAN.

Items that can be accepted include prescription medications, pet medications, medicated ointments, over the counter medications and vitamins. Items that cannot be accepted include syringes, infectious waste, personal care products, EpiPens, iodine solutions, and more.

Disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash poses potential safety, health and environmental hazards.

The University also participates in Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back events.

For more information, contact the University Police Department at 956.326.2100 or email dispatcher@tamiu.edu. 

Registration for the Spring semester 2021 is now underway online. Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Late registration continues through Friday, Jan. 29. Financial aid is available.  All University offices and the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library are open and providing all services. Masks are required and social distancing in practiced on campus.

Masks are required on campus and social distancing is maintained at all times.