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Posted on: April 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Drop Off Unsued or Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, April 24


The City of Arcata will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24.

The proper disposal of expired or unused drugs helps protect the environment and can save lives by preventing accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose.

The Arcata Police Department will have a prescription drug collection site open on Saturday, April 24 between 10 AM and 2 PM at 736 F Street in Arcata. The site will be set up outside in the City Hall parking lot on 7th Street. Expired and unused prescription medications and vaping devices will be accepted. Liquids, needles, sharps and vaping pens with non-removal batteries cannot be accepted.

Community members who have items to drop off may do so anonymously at no cost, with no questions asked. 

Participants will be expected to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocol including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing.

The Arcata Police Department has a Safe Medication Disposal Receptacle in the department lobby, located at 736 F Street, where community members may dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications all year long. For more information on safe medication disposal, click here

For more information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, click here or call 707-822-2428.

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