EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. – Want to clean out the medicine cabinet? Turn in unwanted medications this Saturday, October 26, at locations in East Palo Alto and San Mateo.
The special drop-off locations are part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. This year residents can drop off medications with no questions asked at offices of the San Mateo County Probation Department.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. residents can drop off medications at:
• Youth Services Center, 222 Paul Scannell Drive, San Mateo
• 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto
At the conclusion of the event, probation staff will deliver collection boxes with the medications to the Drug Enforcement Agency for disposal.
The day-long event builds upon San Mateo County’s existing pharmaceutical disposal program. This program allows residents to drop off medications at numerous police departments across San Mateo County. Find drop off locations and more information about the program on the County’s web site at: http://smchealth.org/RxDisposal
Created in 2006 under the leadership of Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier, the County’s Pharmaceutical Disposal Program has won numerous awards including the 2008 GEELA, Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, for Ecosystem and Watershed Stewardship.
Who: San Mateo County Probation Department
What: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
When: Saturday, October 26h from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 2415 University Avenue, East Palo and 222 Paul Scannell Drive, San Mateo
Why: Safely get rid of unused medications, no questions asked