Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office to host prescription drug take back event

Contra Costa Sheriff's Office to host prescription drug take back event
The West County Detention Center.
The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff will hold another prescription drug take back event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The Take Back event, which offers residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted medication in their homes, will include drop off locations at seven sites throughout the County, including at Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway in Richmond.
Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “These drugs could fall into the wrong hands or harm family members,” Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said. “Take Back helps prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.”
Needles and sharps cannot be accepted; only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container will be accepted. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers are accepted only after the batteries are removed from the devices.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites:
  • Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez
  • Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
  • Valley Station, 150 Alamo Plaza, #C, Alamo
  • Delta Station/Discovery Bay Annex, 1555 Riverlake Rd., Discovery Bay
  • 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, locations, or the Take Back event, visit here.