Law enforcement agencies within Solano County are urging residents to clean out their medicine cabinets of unwanted and expired prescription drugs on April 27.
The agencies will team up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for the effort in what it describes as a means to "prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drug."
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in various locations througout the county:
- 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
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.
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 check out the even website here.