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Safe Medicine Disposal Round Up Week Scheduled for Sept.17 - 22

If you need to get rid of old prescriptions properly, go to one of these locations.

 

Sonoma and Mendocino county residents may drop off their unwanted medicine during the week of Sept. 17 to 22 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a participating drop-off location. 

The “Safe Medicine Round Up Week” includes seven locations:

Guerneville: 

Monday, Sept. 17 - Guerneville Veterans Building, Church & First Streets

Windsor:
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Alliance Medical Center, 8465 Old Redwood Hwy

Sonoma:

Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Vintage House, 264 1st St. East

Rohnert Park:

Thursday, Sept. 20 - Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6800 Hunter Dr. #A

Petaluma:

Friday, Sept. 21 - Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, 3890 Cypress Dr.

Ukiah:

Friday, Sept. 21- Ukiah Senior Center, 499 Leslie St.

Healdsburg:

Saturday, Sept.22 - Alliance Medical Center, 1381 University Ave.

“The Safe Medicine Round Up Week is a great opportunity for our community to responsibly and safely get rid of unwanted medications,” said Water Agency Director and County Supervisor Valerie Brown. 

“By properly disposing of medication, we can keep our environment and waterways clean, and reduce safety and health risks associated with children or adults taking non-prescribed medications.”   

A list of year round participating drop-off locations may be viewed online at www.safemedicinedisposal.org.  There is no charge to participants returning medicine or to the locations accepting medications. Funding for this program has been provided by the City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Water Agency and Russian River Watershed Association.

Items accepted at the drop off locations include:

◦Prescription and over-the-counter -pills and capsules

◦Liquid medications, including ointments, lotions and creams (in sealed containers please!)

◦Veterinary medications

◦Vitamins, supplements, homeopathic remedies

◦Medical patches

◦Inhalers (empty)

◦Medical samples

Items not Accepted:

◦Controlled substances

◦IV bags

◦Bloody or infectious waste

◦Personal care products (body lotion, shampoo etc.)

◦Aerosol cans

◦Epi-pens and other needles/sharps

◦Thermometers

◦Illegal drugs

◦Medical marijuana

◦Any other waste or medication not listed under “Items Accepted”

The following are sponsors of the Safe Medicine Round Up Week:

  • ·         Alliance Medical Center - Healdsburg
  • ·         City of Santa Rosa Environmental Services
  • ·         City of Petaluma Environmental Services
  • ·         Rohnert Park Senior Center
  • ·         Russian River Watershed Association
  • ·         Russian River County Sanitation District
  • ·         Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
  • ·         Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging
  • ·         County of Sonoma Department of Health Services - Healthy Communities
  • ·         Sonoma County Water Agency
  • ·         Sonoma Senior Center Vintage House
  • ·         Ukiah Senior Center

For more information, please visit www.safemedicinedisposal.org

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