Proper prescription drug disposal is a vital part of making our community safer. Unwanted prescription drugs should not be flushed, thrown in the trash, or stored in reach of children or others who could misuse the medications. So what should you do with them?
Keep prescriptions in your home secure and ensure access is limited to proper usage by the person it was prescribed to. Once finished with the prescription, dispose of your drugs properly.
How can you responsibly and safely dispose of prescription drugs?
As a Placer or Nevada County resident there are several permanent safe disposal locations that you may utilize. To locate one near you, use the map below or contact Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition via email or phone (916-258-2302), or find a DEA permanent site here.
View our handout about Medication Disposal 101 and feel free to distribute as needed.