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April 28, 2017 – Most of us have a leftover bottle of prescription medication in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need or is expired. 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!).

Saturday, April 29th, is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free event hosted by local police departments in collaboration with the DEA, Nevada County Public Health, Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County, Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence, and Tahoe Forest Health System.

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:

Grass Valley
Pioneer Lot (across from downtown GV Safeway)
Corner of South Auburn and Neal Street
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Truckee
Gateway Shopping Center parking lot (in front of Safeway)
11290 Donner Pass Road
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

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  • Grass Valley Police Department (Prescription drugs only)
  • Kmart Pharmacy, Grass Valley (Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, sharps)
  • Save Mart Pharmacy, Grass Valley (Prescription drugs only)
  • Nevada County Behavioral Health & Public Health Offices, Grass Valley (Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)
  • Truckee Police Department (Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)

For more information, contact Devin Bradley, Health Education Coordinator at Nevada County Public Health: (530) 550-2309 or devin.bradley@co.nevada.ca.us. More information is available on the Public Health website.