The semiannual Prescription Drug Roundup, encouraging the proper disposal of unused prescription medications, will be April 27 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:
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 April 27? 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.
Douglas County also has three Med Return Drug Collection Units that are accessible year-round:
DCSO, 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden
DCSO substation, 175 Highway 50 in Stateline
The DCSO collection units are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 U.S. Hwy 395 N in Gardnerville
Our collection site is located in the emergency room and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days per week.