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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Monday June 16th, 2014 :: 05:10 p.m. PDT
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Fairfield Police Department Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event

The Fairfield Police Department is hosting a Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sullivan Inter-Agency Youth Services Center (formerly Sullivan Middle School) located at 2195 Union Ave. in Fairfield. You can bring your unused or expired medication to the center anytime during the event to be properly disposed of.

Parents are often caught unaware that their teens may be abusing prescription medications. Prescription drugs, along with marijuana, are the most common drugs abused by our youth. You can help limit children’s access to prescription drugs by safeguarding the medications in your home. Keeping track of medication quantities, locking up medications, and properly disposing of medications that are expired or no longer needed are the first steps to preventing prescription drug abuse.

Medication that is disposed of in the trash can still be very dangerous. The drugs can be found and used by others, and can have a negative impact on our environment through the landfill. Medicines that are flushed or poured down the drain can end up polluting our waters, impacting aquatic species, and contaminating our food and water supplies. Most medicines are not removed by waste-water treatment plants or septic systems. The only recommended safe way to dispose of your medication is through a Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event.

Please check and inventory your home and medicine cabinet for items to be discarded. During this medication take-back event, you can bring in:

- All unused medications
- 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

It is not necessary to remove medication from their containers. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept syringe needles, EpiPen injectors, or any other sharps at this event. Sharps can be disposed of at several locations including the Sutter Fairfield Medical Campus, Northbay Medical Center Emergency Department, and the Solano Garbage Household Hazard Waste Collection Facility. Please check with the individual facilities for available dates and times.

The Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event is made possible through a grant and funds received from the Solano County Board of Supervisors.

What - Prescription Medication "Take-Back" Event
Where - 2195 Union Ave. in Fairfield
When - Saturday June 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Address/Location
Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

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