Free Medication Take-Back at 10 Placer County Locations April 30

Published on April 11, 2016

A free medication take-back event will take place at 10 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Led by the Coalition for Placer Youth, and in collaboration with local law enforcement, public health entities, local schools and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Roseville, the event will accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs, controlled substances and veterinary medications at the following locations (sharps will only be accepted at the Kaiser Roseville site):

City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way

Justice Center
2929 Richardson Dr.

Granite Bay
Granite Bay High School
1 Grizzly Way

Police Department
770 7th St.

Del Oro High School
3301 Taylor Road

Sierra College
Parking lot at corner of Rocklin Road and El Don Drive

Whitney High School
701 Wildcat Blvd.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Corner of Douglas Blvd. and Rocky Ridge Road

Roseville High School
1 Tiger Way
Sun City
7050 Del Webb Blvd.

Pills should be emptied from bottles into plastic bags and then sealed. Liquids can be dropped off in original bottles (personal information should be removed or crossed out with a permanent marker).

Unacceptable items include sharps and lancets, medical waste, illicit drugs,  aerosols and hydrogen peroxide.

“Events like this help remove potentially dangerous prescriptions drugs from the community,” said Christina Ivazes, substance abuse prevention coordinator with the Placer County Children’s System of Care. “We collected 3,589 pounds of medications at our take-back event last October, which was a 32 percent increase from what was collected in the fall of 2014. This commitment to community wellness and our youth is what makes Placer County great!”