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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set to be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites,” according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. “The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps, only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container. Vaping cartridges and devices with batteries removed can be accepted at Take Back collection sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.”

Take Back Collection Sites:

-Office of the Sheriff Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez (Field Operations Building)

-Office of the Sheriff Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond (West County Detention Facility)

-Office of the Sheriff Valley Station, 150-C Alamo Plaza, Danville Boulevard and Stone Valley Road, Alamo

-Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville

-Lafayette Police Department, 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

-Orinda Police Department, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back event, go to the DEA Office of Diversion Control website at: