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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Free Rx Medication Take-Back Day in Nevada County, October 27th

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Most of us have a leftover bottle of prescription medication in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need or is expired. But few of us know what to properly do with prescription drugs once we no longer need them (here's a hint: don't flush them or throw them in the trash!).

Community Partners

Saturday, October 27th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free event hosted in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nevada County Public Health, Nevada County Sheriff, Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County, Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence, Tahoe Forest Health System, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Truckee Police, Placer County Sheriff, Coalition for Nevada County Youth, Grass Valley Police, and Community Recovery Resources.

Why a Drug Take-Back Event?

Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications, and help protect our community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends.

Please put pills into a zip-lock bag and dispose of empty pill bottles in trash or recycling. Keep liquid medications in the original bottle and black out confidential information and put in zip-lock bag. Sharps are accepted at Tahoe City location but not Truckee location.


Participating Locations

To drop off your prescription, mark out any personal information on your bottle and bring it to the drop-off events at the following locations:

Truckee:

• Gateway Shopping Center, 9am - 1pm

Nevada City:

• Eric Rood Government Center, 10am - 2pm

Grass Valley:

• Corner of Neal Street & South Auburn Street, 10am - 2pm

Penn Valley:

Penn Valley Shopping Center, 10am - 2pm


Ongoing Rx Take-Back Locations

You can always drop your unused prescriptions off at one of the many permanent Rx Drug Bins:

  • Grass Valley Police Department (Prescription drugs only)
  • Truckee Police Department (Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)


More Information

For more information, contact Shannon Glaz, Health Education Coordinator at Nevada County Public Health: (530) 265-1451 or shannon.glaz@co.nevada.ca.us. More information is available on our Prescription Drug Take Back web page.

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