Free medication take-back at 12 Placer County locations Oct. 22

Published on September 28, 2016

A free medication take-back event will take place at 11 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, Oct. 22. Take-back hours have changed from previous events: Gates will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m.

A take-back event will also be held in Tahoe City, hosted by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence, for residents of eastern Placer County from 9 a.m. to noon.

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 location changes from previous events):

City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way

Justice Center
2929 Richardson Dr.

Granite Bay
Granite Bay High School
1 Grizzly Way

Lincoln Police Department
770 7th St.

Del Oro High School
3301 Taylor Road

Old Kmart
5616 Pacific St.
(corner of Pacific & Sunset)

Whitney High School
701 Wildcat Blvd.

Maidu Community Center
Korean War Memorial
1550 Maidu Drive

Roseville High School
1 Tiger Way

Sun City - Roseville
7050 Del Webb Blvd.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Substation
10 Culver St.

Tahoe City (9 a.m. – noon)
Old Fire House
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 prescriptions drugs from the community,” said Christina Ivazes, health educator for substance abuse prevention with the Placer County Children’s System of Care. “We collected 5,700 pounds of medications at our take-back event last April, which was a 58 percent increase from what was collected at the April 2015 event. This commitment to community wellness and our youth is what makes Placer County great!”