Residents can drop off prescription drugs at October 24 event
Danville residents looking to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs will have the opportunity to do so October 24, 2020 when the Danville Police Department joins with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to hold a drug disposal event at the Danville Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way.
At the event, officials will accept pills and other solids such as patches, and liquids in consumer containers. Illicit drugs, intravenous solutions, needles and other sharps will NOT be accepted. For ease of disposal, participants are asked to place the medications in a sealed bag for drop-off.
For the free and anonymous event, citizens can bring their prescription drugs to the Town Offices from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and drop off their medications for safe disposal. All face covering and social distancing protocols should be followed when dropping off.
“One of the things that makes Danville a safe place is the partnership between police and the community,” said Danville Police Chief Allan Shields. “Events like this one encourage residents to get rid of their unneeded prescriptions, reducing the chance for abuse or theft of drugs.”
Individuals who cannot attend the Drug Takeback Day can still drop off pharmaceuticals, including sharps, in bins at the front desk of the Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way, during normal business hours.
For more information, contact Administrative Lieutenant Jason Ingrassia at (925) 314-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional locations, hosted by other local agencies, include:
Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 AM to 2 PM,
Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites. The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps, only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container. Vaping cartridges and devices with batteries removed can be accepted at Take Back collection sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Take Back Collection Sites:
-Office of the Sheriff Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez (Field Operations Building)
-Office of the Sheriff Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond (West County Detention Facility)
-Office of the Sheriff Delta Station, 9100 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood
-Orinda Police Department, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda