Solano County

Event allows for safe medication disposal

By From page A4 | April 21, 2014

The week aheadFAIRFIELD — People in communities across the county will have a chance this week to safely dispose of any expired, outdated or otherwise unneeded prescription medications – for free – as part of a countywide take-back campaign.

The prescription take-back event will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Medications will be accepted anonymously, with no questions asked.

Prescription pills, liquids and creams can be dropped off for safe disposal. Participants are asked to remove all personal information. Pills can be brought in lockable plastic bags. All liquids and creams must be sealed.

Needle waste will not be collected, but residents can go to http://Recycle.SolanoCounty.com for dropoff sites. Local medical facilities are equipped to accept medical sharps all year.

Dropoff locations 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.
  • Solano County Sheriff Coroner’s Office, 520 Clay St., Fairfield, 784-7500.
  • Dixon Police Department, 201 W. A St., Dixon, 678-7070.
  • Rio Vista Police Department, 50 Poppy House Road, Rio Vista, 374-6366.

Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Nebraska.

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