On Saturday October 22 the Livermore Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back event from 10am-2pm. The event will be in front of the Police Department located at 1110 S. Livermore Ave.
We accept all over the counter medications as well as prescription medications. Liquids need to stay in their original bottles and we cannot accept needles of any kind. If you are concerned about you personal information on the bottle, you can tear the label off or dump the pills into a plastic bag before you bring them down.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of medications at almost 5,400 sites sponsered by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alamingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards as well.
We hope to see you on October 22!