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RX Take back: Saving Lives, and the Environment

RX Take back: Saving Lives, and the Environment

RX Take Back Day 4-30-22

Sonora, CA – Simply turning in expired or unused prescription drugs can save lives and help protect the environment.

The Calaveras and Tuolumne sheriffs offices will accept these items without any questions. The Mother Lode Fairgrounds will be open to Tuolumne County Deputies from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Calaveras County Deputies will also be present at that time at Calaveras County Office of Education, 185 South Main Street, Angels Camp, and the Toyon Middle School at Highway 12 between San Andreas & Valley Springs.

Dropping off drugs is a good idea to ensure they aren’t stolen, lost or misused. It protects children from accidental poisoning, and protects the environment from contamination. Many people flush drugs down the drain, which can damage the local water supply. The medicine can be disposed of by dropping it off.

All identifying information should be removed from the medicine containers before you turn in the drugs. You should keep liquid products like cough syrup in their original containers. You should not use intravenous solutions, injectables or syringes.

Those not able to attend this weekends event can drop off unwanted drugs any day during business hours at permanent “Drug Drop Boxes” located at both counties’ sheriff’s offices. Tuolumne County will be collaborating with the YES Partnership to host the event. This is a community coalition that works to prevent child and substance abuse in the county.

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