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Safely dispose of medication at free take-back day

Collection sites throughout Placer County
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Medication Take-back Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Auburn

City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way

Granite Bay
Granite Bay High School, 1 Grizzly Way

Lincoln
Lincoln Police Department, 770 7th St. No. 1

Loomis
Del Oro High School, 3301 Taylor Road

Rocklin
Sierra College, dirt lot south/east corner of El Don and Rocklin Road
Whitney High School 701 Wildcat Blvd.

Roseville
Oakmont High School, 1710 Cirby Way
Roseville High School, 1 Tiger Way
Woodcreek High School, 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.
Antelope High School, 7801 Titan Way

 

A free Medication Take-back Day will be held Saturday, April 27, at sites throughout Placer County.

The event is a collaborative effort of Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Placer County law enforcement and water quality and public health entities; as well as local schools, the Coalition for Placer Youth, the Placer Youth Commission and the DEA.

According to the event flyer, disposing of medication property protects the environment, as medications disposed of down the toilet or in the trash end up in water supplies and damage the environment. It also protects teens, as seven out of 10 drugs most commonly used by teenagers are prescription medications the teens get from family and friends – and their medicine cabinets. Others protected include young children (from a leading cause of accidental poisoning), seniors (from misuse and mistakes) and homes, as addicts look in as many medicine cabinets as possible – maybe even yours.

Empty pills from bottles, place into a plastic bag and seal. Keep liquids in their original bottles. Acceptable medications are prescription, over-the-counter, controlled substances and veterinary medications. No sharps or lancets, medical waste, illicit drugs, aerosols or hydrogen peroxide.

For more information, call (530) 889-7238 or visit www.coalitionforplaceryouth.org or www.livesewersmart.com.