Roseville hosts three medication take-back events

Drop off unused and expired medications for safe disposal
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Residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications at 11 free take-back sites throughout Placer County, including three in Roseville and one in Granite Bay. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of a national effort to prevent prescription drug abuse, theft and improper disposal. Participants should empty and secure medications into a plastic bag prior to drop-off. A recent report indicates that 11th graders in Placer County abuse prescription drugs at twice the national average, and access to prescription and over-the-counter medications is rampant. Previous take-back events in the county average 3,400 pounds of collected medications, according to a news release. Improperly disposing of prescription pills can pollute water supplies, give teens easy access to potentially dangerous drugs, lead to break-in attempts and can cause accidental poisoning among young children. The take-back events are a collaborative effort of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments, water quality and public health agencies, schools and other organizations. ~ Sena Christian ---------- Medication take-back events When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Where: Oakmont High School, 1710 Cirby Way in Roseville; Roseville High School, 1 Tiger Way in Roseville; Woodcreek High School, 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. in Roseville; Granite Bay High School, 1 Grizzly Way in Granite Bay. Cost: Free