Free medication take-back at 11 Placer County locations April 29

Published on April 26, 2017

A free medication take-back event will take place at 11 locations throughout Placer County on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Led by the Coalition for Placer Youth, and in collaboration with the Rx Drug Safety Placer Nevada coalition, local law enforcement, public health entities and local schools, the event will accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs, controlled substances and veterinary medications at the following locations (please note the event time and location changes from previous events). In addition, Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence will host two events in the North Lake Tahoe area.
City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way

Justice Center
2929 Richardson Drive

Granite Bay
Granite Bay High School
1 Grizzly Way

Lincoln Police Department
770 7th Street

Del Oro High School
3301 Taylor Road

Rocklin Police Department
4080 Rocklin Road

Whitney High School
701 Wildcat Blvd.

Roseville High School
1 Tiger Way

Sun City - Roseville
7050 Del Webb Blvd.

Maidu Community Center
Korean War Memorial
1550 Maidu Drive
North Lake Tahoe Area
Truckee (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Truckee Gateway Shopping Center (in the parking lot in front of Safeway)
11290 Donner Pass Road

Tahoe City (from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Old vacant fire station (above Commons Beach)
300 North Lake 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 prescription drugs from the community,” said Christina Ivazes, health educator for youth substance abuse prevention coordinator with the Placer County Children’s System of Care. “We collected 4,148 pounds of medications at our take-back event last October, which was an 8.6 percent increase from what was collected in the fall of 2015. Since the fall of 2010 Placer County has removed close to 50,000 pounds of unwanted medications from our communities and is even being recognized as a take-back leader by the Drug Enforcement Agency!”

For questions about the event, residents are encouraged to call 916-258-2302.