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October 21, 2016 – Most of us have a leftover bottle of prescription medication floating around somewhere in our medicine cabinet. But few of us know what to do with prescription drugs once we no longer need them (here’s a hint: don’t flush them!).

This Saturday, October 22nd, 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.

Help keep drugs out of reach of kids and protect our water supply by properly disposing of your prescription medications. To drop off your prescription, mark out any personal information on your prescription bottle and bring it to the drop-off events at the following locations:

Drop-off Locations: 
Grass Valley
Pioneer Lot (across from downtown Grass Valley Safeway)
Corner of South Auburn and Neal Street in Grass Valley
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

If you’re unable to make it to this event, you can drop your unused prescriptions off at one of the many permanent Rx Drug Bins in the county:

Grass Valley Police Department
129 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Prescription drugs only)

Kmart Pharmacy 
111 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, sharps)

Save Mart Pharmacy
12054 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Prescription drugs only)

Nevada County Behavioral Health
500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 110, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)

Truckee Police Department
10183 Truckee Airport Rd, Truckee
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)

For more information about Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, contact Devin Bradley, Health Education Coordinator at Nevada County Public Health, at (530) 550-2309 or