Alameda County DA’s Office Participates in National Drug Take Back Day 2019

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, is participating in National Drug Take Back Day.

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

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is vital 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.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 - from 10AM – 2PM

WHERE: Alameda

Alameda Hall of Justice

2233 Shoreline Drive

Alameda, California 94501

Oakland

Alameda County Family Justice Center

470 27th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Dublin

East County Hall of Justice

5151 Gleason Drive

Dublin, CA 94568

Fremont

Fremont Hall of Justice

39439 Paseo Padre Parkway

Fremont, CA 94538

WHY: The public is highly encouraged to safety and anonymously dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs. All medications will be accepted, including pet medication.

“Please look through your cabinets and drawers for expired or unused medications- both prescription and over-the-counter medications.” says District Attorney O’Malley. “The safe disposal of these drugs serves an important public safety and public health need. Safe disposal reduces the chance that the medications will be misused or abused, and ensures that they won’t be disposed of in a way that is harmful to the environment.”

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Contact: ADA Teresa Drenick // Teresa.Drenick@acgov.org // (510) 272-6280

Posted on Apr 22, 2019