2017 Drug Take Back Day

On April 29, 2017, the Alameda County DA’s Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal.

It is a great opportunity to rid your home of potentially-dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, thereby helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This can also include unused pet medication. We can also collect unused pet medication for safe disposal.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The Alameda County DA’s Office is committed combating the serious issue of prescription drug abuse in our community," said District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley.

“Facilitating the safe disposal of these drugs serves a vital public safety and public health role. This is a critical step in reducing the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction in our community.”

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is essential in order to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.

National Drug Take Back Day

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10AM – 2PM


Alameda County Family Justice Center
470 27th Street, Oakland, CA

Fremont Hall of Justice
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA

Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice/Courthouse
5672 Stoneridge Drive #D, Pleasanton, CA

George E. McDonald Hall of Justice/Courthouse
2233 Shoreline Drive, Alameda, C

Posted on Apr 26, 2017