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NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 25, 2013 –

Do you have some old, leftover or otherwise unneeded prescription drugs?

Safely and responsibly dispose of them by bringing them to the West Sacramento Police Department tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 26) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Department employees will accept them from you in the WSPD community room.

Visit the event at 550 Jefferson Boulevard: north of Safeway and west on Triangle Court to enter the police parking lot.

The event is part of the national “Prescription Take-Back Day,” reports Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the WSPD.

Unwanted prescription drugs dropped off last year at the West Sacramento Police Department (courtesy photo)

Unwanted prescription drugs dropped off last year at the West Sacramento Police Department (courtesy photo)

“Last year, over 60 pounds of unwanted medications were collected at the West Sacramento Police Department,” Sockman said by email.

On a related note, the News-Ledger was recently told that West Sacramento’s Jefferson Pharmacy at 1029 Jefferson Boulevard offers a bin for members of the public to drop off their unwanted prescription medications for proper disposal. The website www.dontrushtoflush.org  asks people not to put old medications down the toilet or into the garbage. Instead, they counsel, take these meds to an approved collection site.

Before dropping the meds off at a bin like the one at Jefferson Pharmacy, consumers are encouraged to scratch off or black-out personal information on the labels, put pills in a clear zipper bag (keep liquids and creams in original containers), recycle the containers separately, and bring the bags of pills or the liquids or creams to the pharmacy bin.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke