RX Medication Take-Back Tahoe City -Truckee Oct 22 2016
The RX Medication Take-Back Day in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA is a great way to properly dispose of medications.
Most of us do a good job in trying to be good citizens of the planet. We recycle, and re-use when ever possible. However, many people think that by tossing old, or unwanted medications down the toilet, or into the regular trash system is the most effective way to get rid of these items and protect their household.
The problem with these methods is they can damage the environment and your local water supply. Water treatment systems do remove and reduce most types of pharmaceuticals, but it is not a complete removal, and low levels of medications can still be in the water.
Treated water is often used for irrigation (plants for food) and wildlife animals drink this water. The best thing everyone can do to reduce environmental medication pollution is to take their old, unwanted, and unused medications to a take-back RX medication location and have them dispose of it properly.
Over the years the Tahoe-Truckee area has collected and disposed of over 2,225 pounds of prescription medications through their take-back drug programs. Here is what they can accept and more importantly what they can’t accept!
- Prescriptions – including controlled substances (Remember to mark out any personal information)
- Over-the-Counter Medications
- Veterinary Medications
- No needles, or lancets
- No medical waste
- No illicit drugs
- No inhalers, hydrogen peroxide
RX Medication Take Back Locations:
- 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Tahoe City – 300 North Lake Blvd (in front of the vacant fire station in downtown Tahoe City) North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe City, CA
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Truckee – 11290 Donner Pass Road (in front of the Safeway) Truckee, CA
- When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
- Cost: FREE * FREE * FREE
If you are going to drop off unneeded, unwanted, or expired drugs, please put pills into a zip-lock bag and dispose of the empty pill bottles in the regular trash, or recycle them.
For more information on the RX Medication Take-Back Day in Tahoe City, or Truckee call 530.550-2309 or www.ttfwdd.com
If you can’t make either location, you can still utilize the permanent prescription drug collection bins located at the Truckee Police Department and Placer County Sheriff’s Office – Tahoe Station (10183 Truckee Airport Road in Truckee) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Take advantage of this opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid of all of your unused, unwanted, or expired medications for yourself and your household. Don’t forget to check out your pets’ stash of old medications too!
Take advantage of the RX Medication Take-Back Day in Tahoe City and Truckee, CA on Saturday October 22, 2016!
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RX Medication Take-Back Tahoe City – Truckee Oct 22 2016