Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 27, 2024

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Mark your calendar for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27! Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., there are several locations across Western Placer County providing FREE and anonymous drop-off for unused and expired medications and vaping devices. Keep our kids, our water, and our waste drug-free!


Auburn Fire Station 3
901 Auburn Folsom Road

DeWitt Justice Center
2929 Richardson Drive


Lincoln Police Department
770 7th Street


Del Oro High School
3301 Taylor Road


Rocklin Police Department
4080 Rocklin Road

Rocklin Fire Station #3
2001 Wildcat Boulevard


Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive (by batting cages)

Sun City Roseville
7050 Del Webb Boulevard (by tennis courts)

Acceptable Items (leave pills and liquids in their original containers):

  • Prescription medication
  • Non-prescription (over-the-counter)
  • Veterinary medications
  • Vaping devices (batteries must be removed)

Unacceptable Items:

  • Sharps or lancets
  • Medical waste
  • Illicit substances including marijuana


  • Our Teens from an epidemic of medication abuse. Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are among the most commonly misused drugs by teens.
  • Our Young Children from a leading cause of accidental poisoning.
  • Our Seniors from misuse and mistakes.
  • Your Home. People may be looking for drugs in medicine cabinets.
  • Our Environment. Medications disposed of down the toilet or in the trash end up in our water supplies and can damage our environment.
  • Yourself. Ask your doctor or dentist for non-opioid alternatives and, if necessary, to clearly explain risks.

Can’t make it to this event?

Placer County residents can drop off unused or expired medication and sharps every day for FREE between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA)’s public disposal facilities (3195 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648). Find additional items accepted for free at the WPWMA – including Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – HERE.