Four Solano County law enforcement agencies will accept unwanted prescription drugs for disposal on Sept. 29, county officials announced.
Police departments in Benicia, Dixon and Rio Vista, as well as the Solano County Sheriff Coroner's Department, will accept expired and otherwise unwanted prescription drugs on the 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Turning in prescription drugs, liquids and creams is the safest and surest way to dispose of such items, because simply flushing them down the toilet could have environmental consequences.
“These take backs give the public a safe and convenient alternative that protects our environment”, said Narcisa Untal, a county waste management planner.
Storing expired and unneeded medications in the house presents potential health hazards, officials said.
Dropoffs can be made anonymously and no questions will be asked, county officials said.
Remove personal information from the packaging to ensure anonymity.
Residents can bring medications for disposal to these sites:
· Solano County Sheriff Coroner’s Office, 520 Clay St., Fairfield, (707) 421-7500
· Benicia Police Department, 200 East L St., Benicia, (707) 746-4268
· Dixon Police Department, 201 West A St., Dixon, (707) 678-7070
· Rio Vista Police Department, 50 Poppy House Road, Rio Vista, (707) 374-6366.
Drug take-back days are funded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010.
For more information about drug dropoffs, residents are advised to call the office where they plan to drop off items.