On Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired or unused prescription drugs.
“The Take Back event is a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted medication in our homes,” said Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “These drugs could fall into the wrong hands or harm family members. Take Back helps prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.”
Needles and sharps cannot be accepted; only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container will be accepted. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers are accepted only after the batteries are removed from the devices.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites:
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
-Sheriff’s Office Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez
-Sheriff’s Office Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Sheriff’s Office Valley Station, 150 Alamo Plaza, #C, Alamo
-Delta Station/Discovery Bay Annex 1555 Riverlake Rd., Discovery Bay
-Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville
-Lafayette Police Department, 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
-Orinda Police Department, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, locations, or the Take Back event, visit: https://www.dea.gov/takebackday.