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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Medication Take-Back Day, October 26th

Join Nevada County Public Health's community partners at this year's Medication Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26th. Help us keep unused medications out of the hands of our youth and out of our water supply by dropping off your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal at any of the following locations:   

Grass Valley

  • Time: 10am – 2pm 
  • Location: Corner of Neal St. and South Auburn St in downtown Grass Valley

Penn Valley

  • Time: 10am – 2pm 
  • Location: Penn Valley Shopping Center, corner of Penn Valley Dr. and Spenceville Rd.

Nevada City

  • Time: 10am – 2pm 
  • Location: Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave


  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Location: Gateway Shopping Center, 11290 Donner Pass Rd

How it works: This event is free, anonymous and convenient, and any unused or expired over-the-counter or prescription medications will be accepted. Empty pills into a zip-lock bag or black out personal information on bottles. Liquids are acceptable; please keep in original container with the lid on tight and place in a separate plastic bag to insure no leaking. 

Please do not bring: sharps, medical waste, aerosols or hydrogen peroxide, illicit drugs. 

If you can't make this event, information about permanent disposal bins that accept expired or unused over the counter and prescription medications can be located at:   

For more information, contact Liz Matson, Nevada County Public Health Department or (530) 265-1717, or Grass Valley Police Department at (530) 274-4323.

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