Over 1,100 Pounds of Unwanted Medicine Collected During Round Up Week

Unwanted, expired or unused medicine being collected at Oakmont Village
Valley of the Moon Rotary club members assisted county and city employees in collecting outdated medicine

Just over 1,100 pounds of unwanted medicine and 137 pounds of sharps (such as hypodermic needles) were collected during the Safe Medicine Disposal Program’s “Safe Medicine Round Up Week” that took place on September 19 through September 23.

 Six drop off locations participated in the week-long program, including the Cotati Police Station, Sonoma County Water Agency, Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, the Vintage House in Sonoma, and Oakmont Village.

“By properly disposing of medication, our community can keep our environment and waterways clean, and reduce safety and health risks associated with children or adults taking non-prescribed medications,” said Water Agency and Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Director Valerie Brown.  “The Safe Medicine Disposal Program offers our community a way to properly and safely dispose of unwanted medication.”