Solano County

Drop-off events set for unwanted medications

By From page A3 | April 06, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Residents can turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs April 26 for safe disposal to prevent pill abuse and theft.

They can drop off pills, liquids and creams. They should remove all personal information. They can bring pills in locking plastic bags and must seal all liquids and creams. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked, a county press release said.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at eight sites in the county. They are:

  • Suisun City Police Department, 701 Civic Center Blvd., 421-7373.
  • Travis Air Force Base Exchange Pharmacy, 461 Skymaster Blvd., 423-5345.
  • Vacaville Police Department, 660 Merchant St., 469-4707.
  • Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St., Vallejo, 648-4080.
  • Solano County Sheriff Coroner’s Office, 520 Clay St., Fairfield, 784-7500.
  • Benicia Police Department, 200 E. L St., Benicia, 746-4268.
  • Dixon Police Department, 201 W. A St., Dixon, 678-7070.
  • Rio Vista Police Department, 50 Poppy House Road, Rio Vista, 374-6366.

Needle waste will not be collected. Residents can go to http://Recycle.SolanoCounty.com for drop-off sites for needles.

Since 2007, the program has collected more than 4,000 pounds of expired and unused medications.

“These take-back events give the public a safe and convenient alternative that protects our environment,” said Narcisa Untal, county integrated waste management planner, in the press release.

Residents may register at http://Recycle.SolanoCounty.com to get email notifications of future prescription drop off events.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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