Sacto 9-1-1
July 10, 2013
Sheriff's Department to offer medication disposal site

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced that its North Patrol Division office will serve a regular drop-off location for expired medications.

The department is partnering with the California Product Stewardship Council and Sacramento leaders in the "Don't Rush to Flush" campaign. Expired pharmaceuticals, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, pet medications and medicated ointments can be deposited in a secured drop-off bin between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the sheriff's office at 5510 Garfield Ave. in the Foothill Farms area.

To prepare medications for disposal:

• At home, remove, scratch off or black out personal information from the containers to protect identity.

• Remove pills from the original containers and dispose of containers in a home recycling bin.

• Place pills in a clear plastic zipper bag. Keep liquids and creams in original containers.

• Take the zipper bag and any liquids or creams to the disposal site and place them in the bin.

Other locations in Sacramento and Yolo counties providing drop-off bins during business hours:

• Sacramento State Student Health Service Pharmacy, 6000 J St., Sacramento.

• South Sacramento Pharmacy, 5385 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento.

• Jefferson Pharmacy, 1029 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento.

• El Macero Pharmacy, 417 Mace Blvd., Davis.

• Eagle Drug, 101 Main St., Winters.

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