The semiannual Prescription Drug Roundup, encouraging the proper disposal of unused prescription medications, will be Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Douglas County.
Proper medication disposal protects teens, children, pets and the environment. Unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter pills, prescription liquids an pet medications can be brought to any of the designated drop-off locations. Leave medications in the original container and mark out the patient name and information.
Drop-off locations include:
Carson Valley Medical Center (look for the Great Outdoors Health Fair on the courtyard to the right of the front entry to the hospital).
1107 Highway 395 N, Gardnerville — Carson Valley Medical Center also has a permanent drop box located in the emergency department on the north side of the building.
1342 Highway 395 N, Gardnerville
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Tillman Substation
1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville
East Fork Fire Station No. 4
1476 Albite Road, Wellington
212 Elks Point Road, Round Hill
3770 Highway 395, Carson City
Unable to drop by on Oct. 20? Dispose of unused drugs by crushing them in a seal-tight plastic bag, add kitty litter or coffee grounds, seal the bag and dispose in the trash.