Prescription drug drop-off event is April 30 in Tahoe City, Truckee | SierraSun.com

Prescription drug drop-off event is April 30 in Tahoe City, Truckee

Staff report

The annual prescription drug take-back day this year is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Locally, there will be two locations to drop off unneeded or expired prescriptions:

1. Truckee: Gateway Shopping Center, in parking lot in front of Safeway, 11290 Donner Pass Road.

2. Tahoe City: Old Vacant Fire Station, above Common’s Beach, 300 North Lake Blvd.

Attendees can “drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively and anonymously, at this event,” according to a news release from the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence coalition.

People who drop off are asked to mark out personal info on prescription bottles).

“Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect our community, as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends,” according to TT-FWDD.

The event is a collaborative effort among TT-FWDD, Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, the town of Truckee, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

If residents cannot make the event, they can use permanent Rx Drug Bins located at the TPD at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, or the PCSO-Tahoe Station at 2501 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

To learn more, visit ttfwdd.com or contact TT-FWDD’s Program Coordinator Devin Bradley at devin.bradley@co.nevada.ca.us or 530-550-2309.