From Fairfiled Police Department information:
This past weekend, the Fairfield Police Department had 250 members of the community walk into their lobby to drop off nearly 600 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter unwanted or expired medication.
"We've effectively removed several hundred pounds of medication that would either end up in our environment or in the hands of those who may be tempted to use it or sell it on the street," said Jeff Conner, Fairfield Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist. "There is a definite need for these types of medication take-back events. Many people who came in were appreciative and relieved to have a venue to properly dispose of their unused medication."
The Fairfield Police Department is hosting another Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event on Saturday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those persons with unused or expired medication can bring it to the Fairfield Police Department Lobby located at 1000 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 to be properly disposed.
Check your home and medicine cabinet, you can bring in:
- All unused medications from your medicine cabinet
- Expired medication
- Medications that have been recalled
- Any labeled or unlabeled medications
- Any liquid, solid, or cream medications
- Any prescription or over-the-counter medications
We will not accept, syringe needles, EpiPen injectors, or any sharps.
The Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event is made possible through a grant and funds received from the Solano County Board of Supervisors, Reducing Rates Coalition, and the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.