The Prescription Drug Round Up, held each spring and fall, is a safe place to dispose of expired, unwanted prescription drugs.
UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty relating to COVID-19, the DEA has postponed the National Drug Take Back event originally scheduled for April until further notice. If you need to dispose of unwanted or unused medications, please call our office at 775-324-7557 to inquire about DeTerra safe disposal bags.
More than 2.3 million pills have been identified and counted at the Washoe County Round Up events since 2009.
- Mix them in with something to help them break down. Follow the easy steps below for quick home disposal.
- Take the medications out of their bottles.
- Mix them with something unappealing like kitty litter or coffee grounds.
- Seal the medication/kitty litter mixture into a bag or disposable container like a plastic detergent bottle and throw away.
- Dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at permanent prescription drug drop boxes located in the lobbies of the following police departments:
- Reno Police Department at 455 E. 2nd Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sparks Police Department at 1701 E. Prater Way, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 911 Parr Blvd., Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- University of Nevada, Reno Police Services at 1664 N. Virginia Street Student Services Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More Questions? Call us at 775-324-7557.
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