Got unneeded or expired medication or vaping devices? Placer County can take them.

Placer County and other partners are organizing a take-back event later this month where residents can drop off prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vaping devices they no longer need.

Representatives with local government agencies and law enforcement will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 at various drop-off locations. You are welcome to come by and drop off unwanted or unneeded medications, controlled substances, veterinary medications and vaping devices. Illegal substances, medical waste and other similar items will not be accepted.

If you plan on swinging by, keep in mind that it’s best to leave meds in original containers or packaging. Batteries should also be removed from devices whenever possible.

Last year, the county collected over 2,000 pounds of medication. Since the program began in 2010, more than 85,000 pounds have been taken. The effort helps protect the environment and keeps dangerous substances out of hands of children and other vulnerable individuals.

Call 916-258-2302 if you have any questions or want additional information.

Here are the locations for the drop-off event on Oct. 23:


City Hall

1225 Lincoln Way

Auburn Justice Center

2929 Richardson Drive



Lincoln Police Department

770 7th St.



Del Oro High School

3301 Taylor Road



Rocklin Police Department

4080 Rocklin Road

Rocklin Fire Station #3

2001 Wildcat Blvd.



Maidu Community Center

1550 Maidu Drive

Roseville High School

1 Tiger Way


Sun City – Roseville

7050 Del Webb Blvd. (by tennis courts)


Truckee (Serving North Lake Tahoe-area)

Gateway Shopping Center

11290 Donner Pass Road


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