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5 Local agencies taking back unwanted prescription drugs

Drop off expired or unused medications at free collection sites on April 27

April 18, 2013

Four local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Residents should take their medications for disposal to the following sites:

  • Solano County Sheriff Coroner's Office, 520 Clay St., Fairfield, 784-7500
  • Benicia Police Department, 200 East L St., Benicia, 746-4268
  • Dixon Police Department, 201 West A St., Dixon, 678-7070
  • Rio Vista Police Department, 50 Poppy House Road, Rio Vista, 374-6366
  • Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St., Vallejo, 648-4080 
Prescription pills, liquids and creams can be dropped for safe disposal.  Participants are asked to remove all personal information. Pills can be brought in zip lock bags. All liquids and creams must be sealed. Needle waste will not be collected, but residents can go to http://Recycle.SolanoCounty.com for drop-off sites.

The service is a free and anonymous – no questions asked.

Since 2007, the program has collected over 2,500 pounds of expired and unused medications.

"These take-back events give the public a safe and convenient alternative that protects our environment", said Narcisa Untal, Integrated Waste Management Planner for Solano County.

For more information about the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, call the respective law enforcement agency where you plan to drop off your prescription drugs or go to http://Recycle.SolanoCounty.com.