Medication Take-Back Day
Multiple agencies taking back unwanted prescription drugs
On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rocklin Police Department and multiple agencies across western Placer County will help the public prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications.
The public is encouraged to bring unwanted medications and vaping devices to the sites listed below, including the Rocklin Police Department at 4080 Rocklin Road and Rocklin Fire Station #3 at 2001 Wildcat Boulevard. (Needles, sharps or illegal drugs will not be accepted). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The following items will be accepted:
- prescription drugs
- non-prescription (over the counter)
- veterinary medications
- vaping devices (batteries must be removed)
Leave pills and liquids in their original containers. Remove patient info.
Rocklin Police Department
4080 Rocklin Road
Rocklin Fire Station #3
2001 Wildcat Blvd.
Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Dr.
Roseville High School
1 Tiger Way
Sun City – Roseville
7050 Del Web Blvd. (by tennis courts)
Del Oro High School
3301 Taylor Rd.
Lincoln Police Dept.
770 7th St.
1225 Lincoln Way
Justice Center, DeWitt
2929 Richardson Dr.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take-Back Day event, go to the regional website.