Free Medication Take Back Day

There is going to be a Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10-2 in Truckee, right in front of the Safeway parking lot. You can safely and anonymously drop off your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Just put the pills in a zip-lock bag and dispose of empty pill bottles in the trash or recycling. If you have liquid medications, keep them in the original bottle, black out confidential information, and put them in a zip-lock bag. You can also drop off electronic vaping devices and cartridges, except those with lithium ion batteries.

The Speedy Foundation will be there to educate community members about opioid overdoses and how they can be prevented with Narcan and fentanyl testing strips, which will be available for free.

If you can't make it to this event, don't worry. You can still utilize the free permanent prescription drug bins located at the Truckee Police Department Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or Washoe County Sheriff Office-Incline Station, Monday-Thursday 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm.

Nevada County Public Health (NCPH) has partnered with Med-Project to offer free mail-back envelopes and boxes for unwanted medications, inhalers, and used sharps with free postage. You can find these pre-paid shipping supplies at Public Health's Crown Point facility in Grass Valley or at the Health and Human Services Agency in Truckee. Simply take the shipping materials home, place your items in the envelope or box, and easily mail the package from your home or alternative site.

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