The Prescription Drug Round Up, held each spring and fall, is a safe place to dispose of expired, unwanted prescription drugs.
The next Prescription Drug Round Up will take place on Saturday, April 30th from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Bring your unneeded, unwanted medications to any of the locations listed below for safe disposal.
Raley’s – 18144 Wedge Parkway
Raley’s – 1630 Robb Drive
Reno Elks Lodge – 597 Kumle Lane (across from Convention Center)
Smith’s – 750 S Meadows Pkwy
Smith’s – 175 Lemmon Dr
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony:
Human Services Dept – 405 Golden Lane
Smith’s – 1255 Baring Boulevard
Rates of prescription drug abuse are increasing throughout the country, and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The community is safer without unneeded prescription drugs in a home with the potential for abuse by young children or others. Proper disposal of unused medicines is a public health issue since the environment can become polluted by medicines that are thrown away or flushed down toilets.
Unused/expired prescription medications, nonprescription pills, and prescription liquids in the original container. Feel free to remove any personal identification from the container.
The best way to dispose of old prescription drugs is to use a take-back program, however, if a take-back program is not available there are other quick and easy ways to dispose of old prescription drugs:
More Questions? Call us at 775-324-7557.
WASHOE COUNTY SPONSORS: Join Together Northern Nevada, Nevada State Medical Association, Northern Nevada Hopes, Northern Nevada Outreach Team, Reno Police Department, Raley’s, Retail Association of Nevada, SaveMart, Sparks Police Department, Smith’s Food and Drug, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Washoe County Medical Society, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.