Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations | Congressman Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California

Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations



If you can find old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet, chances are a child, friend, or family member can stumble onto them just as easily. You could help save a life by safely disposing of these drugs.

Making it easier for people get rid of their prescriptions in a safe way is why I introduced and helped pass the bipartisan Dispose Responsibly of Pills (DROP) Act. My bill will help local law enforcement, clinics, pharmacies, and other authorized collectors provide permanent drop off sites for people to safely get rid of their medications.

Here are locations where you may drop off unused or expired prescription drugs in our region. Some drop off locations may have certain requirements, such as placing prescriptions in a plastic ziplock bag before they're dropped into a bin. Known requirements are listed here and phone numbers are provided too so you may call to ask any questions.

 

 

 


 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 27th

The following locations are taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27th.

Most locations are participating from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, though some may be available longer. Phone numbers are provided so you may call to ask questions. If you can't drop off your unused or expired prescriptions on take back day, there are also other locations throughout our region that accept them more permanently.

 

 


 

Carmichael:

Carmichael library / California Department of Public Health
5605 Marconi Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 264-2700

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Citrus Heights:

Citrus Heights Police Department
6315 Fountain Square Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 727-5500

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Elk Grove

Elk Grove Police Station
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 478-8000
Note: Doesn’t accept sharps.

Walgreens
7299 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 691–4412
Open 24 Hours
Note: Pills only. No needles, liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, lotions, illegal drugs, or thermometers.

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Galt

Galt Police Department
455 Industrial Dr.
Galt, CA 95632
(209) 366-7000

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Folsom:

Folsom Police Department
46 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7239
Note: Please remove pills from bottles and put in a plastic zipper bag. Syringes & epi pens not accepted. You may learn more on the Folsom Police Department’s website.

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Rancho Cordova:

Rancho Cordova Police Department
2897 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
(916) 875 9600
Note: Does not accept bottles, all pills must be in bags.

Roseville
Maidu Community Center / Roseville Police
1550 Maidu Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 774-5950

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Sacramento:

Sacramento County Sheriff
7000 65th St
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 876-8300
Note: Doesn’t accept needles.

Sacramento County Sheriff
5510 Garfield Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 874-1021.
Note: For pills only.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Office
4328 Watt Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 480-7100

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Additional Drop Off Sites

If you're unable to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27th, you may be able to drop off your unused or expired prescriptions at the following locations throughout our region at other times.

 

 

 

Citrus Heights:

Walgreens
6144 Dewey Dr
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Phone: 916–723–4118
Open 24 Hours
Note: No needles, liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, lotions, illegal drugs, or thermometers.

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Elk Grove:

Elk Grove Police Station
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 478-8000
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Doesn’t accept sharps.

Walgreens
7299 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 691–4412
Open 24 Hours
Note: Pills only. No needles, liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, lotions, illegal drugs, or thermometers.

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Folsom:

Folsom Police Department
46 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7239
Hours: Weekdays from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays
Note: Please remove pills from bottles and put in a plastic zipper bag. Syringes & epi pens not accepted. You may learn more on the Folsom Police Department’s website.

Folsom Hazardous Materials Division
(916) 355-8350
Note: Available to Folsom residents only. The City of Folsom’s Hazardous Materials Division can come directly to your door to pick-up hazardous materials, including unused or expired prescription drugs, as long as they're not narcotics. Folsom residents may take other prescriptions to the Folsom Police Department. Please call for more information or email mwalker@folsom.ca.us and pcarrasco@folsom.ca.us for specific information.

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Rancho Cordova:

Rancho Cordova Police Department
2897 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
(916) 875 9600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Does not accept bottles, all pills must be in bags.

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Sacramento: 

California State University, Sacramento Pharmacy
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6040
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Friday from 9:30 to 4:30 PM (Closed for lunch from Noon to 1:00 PM).
Note: The CSU, Sacramento pharmacy is on the first floor of the WELL building, located near the north end of Hornet Stadium. Needles, sharps or controlled substances are not accepted.

Sacramento County Sheriff
7000 65th St
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 876-8300
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Doesn’t accept needles.

Sacramento County Sheriff
5510 Garfield Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 874-1021
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Note: For pills only.

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North Highlands:

Sacramento County North Area Recovery Station
4450 Roseville Road
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 875-5555
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Note: All drugs must be placed in plastic bags.

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