Medications and Sharps

Fire Department Drug Disposal and Mail Back Service

TheSingle Use Disposal Systems (SUDS) Envelope Container Bedford Fire Department has partnered with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to provide a free and easy way to dispose of medication responsibly. Single-Use Disposal Systems (SUDS) are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. This pre-paid Takeaway Envelope allows residents to mail unused and expired prescriptions from the privacy of home. After the SUDS is mailed, the envelopes are incinerated unopened, keeping them out of local waterways.

A Single-Use Disposal System box has been placed in the main entrance of Fire Station 1 (1816 Bedford Rd, Bedford, TX 76021). Visit Fire Station 1 to pick up a Take-Away Envelope. Place unused or expired medications in the envelope and mail the envelope away for safe destruction.

For questions, email Danielle Campbell at dscampbe@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-7016.

Republic Sharps Needle Disposal and Mail Back Service

Republic Services provides a safe, confidential, and convenient method for the proper disposal of sharps waste such as:

  • Needles and syringes
  • Razor blades
  • Contaminated broken glassware
  • Tattoo needles and piercing devices

In addition to at-home needle users, such as diabetics, the Republic Sharps Mail Back Service is ideal for tattoo and piercing shops, home care providers, nursing homes, small medical facilities, doctors' offices, veterinary clinics, and dentists. Don't get stuck! Find out more and order your compliant mail back container today at Republic Sharps Needle Disposal Program.