The Prescription Drug Drop-Off program is the result of a growing concern of unused and unneeded medications becoming the target of theft, misuse, and abuse. America’s youth, (12 to 17 years), have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group. These drugs often and unknowingly come from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. The Prescription Drug Drop-Off event will provide those who have accumulated unused and unwanted prescription drugs a great opportunity to safely dispose of them and remove them from their homes.
In an effort to continue to provide a safe and ecologically friendly way for residents to dispose of old and unwanted medications, a permanent Drug Drop Box has been installed in the front lobby of the Simi Valley Police Station and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Simi Valley Police Department allows the community to bring illegal drugs to the Police Station and turn them in with no questions asked.
CHEMO DRUGS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT ONLY
How to dispose of unwanted medications:
• Empty the contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag (please recycle your pill bottles at home and remember to scratch out all personal identification information).
• Leave liquids, gels, or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag.
• Sharps such as needles, syringes and any other items used for diabetic tests will not be accepted.
• Sharps disposal containers are available for free from Sierra Vista Family Medical Clinic at 1227 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063, (805) 582-4000.
SVPD would like to remind everyone to refrain from disposing of waste medication down drains or toilets or in the trash.