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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.