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Prescription Drug Takeback Day

 Photo: Prescription drugs killed Trey. They are very dangerous. Parents & family members need to dispose of all unused prescriptions before their sons, daughters and grand children start experimenting with them. THIS IS A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC!

 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-back Day that will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.  The Mill Valley Police Department is proud to be partnering again with DEA for this event and will hold the collection event in the police station parking lot at 1 Hamilton Drive (across from Hauke Park).

In the eight previous Take-back events, DEA in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have collected more than 2 million pounds of prescription medications and removed them from circulation.  The National Take-back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential abuse of these medications.

The Mill Valley Police Department has a collection container in the station lobby for the disposal of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  The container can be accessed Monday -  Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.  Drug disposal addresses a vital public safety and health issue in that medicines that languish in your home are often susceptible to theft and abuse. 

For safe disposal take the drugs out of their original containers (unless plastic or foil-wrapped), put into plastic zip-lock bags and place into the container. 

Items Accepted:

  • Prescription medications
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils

Items Not Accepted:

  • IV Bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers
  • Sharps / needles
  • Empty pill containers

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Please bring your drugs to the Mill Valley Police Department (1 Hamilton Drive, across from Hauke Park) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Call us at 389.4100 with any questions concerning this program or event.

Prescription Drug Drop-off Sites in Marin  Click this link for addition drop-off sites in Marin

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