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County Plans Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: April 10, 2019

Solano County in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the county on April 27.

Residents can bring their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs to be disposed of in a safe manner.

Acceptable items that can be disposed of through the program are medication waste intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in humans or animals, according to the county. Residents can visit the following locations between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27 to drop off their unwanted pills:

  • Benicia Police Department, 200 E. L St.
  • Dixon Police Department, 201 W. A St.
  • Rio Vista Police Department, 50 Poppy House Drive.
  • Solano County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office, 520 Clay St., Fairfield.
  • Vacaville Police Department, 660 Merchant St.
  • Vallejo Police Department, 111 Amador St.

All personal information must be removed from the containers, or the contents can be emptied into a zip-lock bag. Liquids and creams should be properly sealed, or contained inside a plastic bag, to prevent spillage.

Needles, sharps and lancets will not be accepted, but they can be brought to a sharps collection container at the emergency room entrance at NorthBay Medical Center and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.