On Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
“The Take Back Event addresses not only a public health issue but also public safety,” said Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “These drugs could fall into the wrong hands and harm family members and friends. This is an opportunity for everyone to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.”
Needles and sharps cannot be accepted; only pills, patches, and liquids sealed in their original container will be accepted. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers are accepted only after the batteries are removed from the devices.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills for disposal at the following sites.
SHERIFF DROP OFF LOCATIONS
- Office of the Sheriff Muir Station, 1980 Muir Road, Martinez
- Office of the Sheriff Bay Station, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
- Office of the Sheriff Valley Station, 150 Alamo Plaza, #C, Alamo
- Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville
- Lafayette Police Department, 3471 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
- Orinda Police Department, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, locations or the Take Back event, visit: https://www.dea.gov/takebackday.
Other agencies also hosting drop off locations:
- Antioch Police Department, 300 L Street, Antioch CA
- Brentwood Police Department, 9100 Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood CA