Free medication take-back across Placer County April 30

Published April 4, 2022

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

Local law enforcement in collaboration with youth organizations, utilities, public health entities, volunteers and local schools will hold drop offs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs, controlled substances and veterinary medications at the following locations. Vaping devices will also be collected with batteries removed.

Last year’s countywide take-back event broke our Placer County record with more than 7,000 pounds of medication collected for safe disposal.

Roseville (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Oakmont High School
 1710 Cirby Way

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

Loomis (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Del Oro High School
 3301 Taylor Road

Lincoln (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Lincoln Police Dept.
 770 7th Street

Rocklin (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Rocklin Police Dept
 4080 Rocklin Road
 Rocklin Fire Station #3
 2001 Wildcat Blvd.

Auburn (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

City Hall
 1225 Lincoln Way
 Justice Center, Placer County Government Center campus
 2929 Richardson Drive

Truckee (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Gateway Shopping Center
 11290 Donner Pass Road

Do not remove pills from prescription bottles. Liquids can also be dropped off in original bottles. Personal information can be removed or crossed out with a permanent marker, but this is not mandatory. All bottles will be incinerated.

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

“This is an important tool to help keep potentially dangerous prescription drugs out of the hands of teens, young children and even seniors who might misuse them or make mistakes,” said Christina Ivazes, a health educator with Placer County’s Health and Human Services department. “Proper disposal also protects our environment by keeping these substances out of the water supply.”

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