The Safe Medicine Disposal Program continues to grow with the addition of two new drop-off locations in Sonoma, CA at the Sonoma Vintage House and Sonoma Valley Hospital. Dropping off unwanted medicine is free of charge.
Sonoma Vintage House
264 First Street East, Sonoma, CA
The drop-off bin is located in the front lobby and is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sonoma Valley Hospital
347 Andrieux Street, Sonoma, CA
The drop-off bin is located in the Emergency Department waiting room and is available seven days a week, 24-hours a day
Earlier this month another drop-off location opened at the Sonoma County Water Agency’s Administration Building located at 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa. The drop-off bin is located in the front lobby and is available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“The residents of Sonoma deserve the convenience and peace of mind that comes with having environmentally-friendly disposal sites. Thanks to all those involved who responded to my efforts to bring this service back to Sonoma Valley,” said City of Sonoma Mayor Joanne Sanders.
Water Agency Director Valerie Brown added, “Without the cooperation of the Sonoma Vintage House and Sonoma Valley Hospital, this program would not be possible. Safely disposing of your unwanted medicines does more than just protect our environment, it protects our youth as well by keeping medications out of the wrong hands.”
The Safe Medicine Disposal Program continues to grow with the addition of a new drop off location at the Sonoma County Water Agency’s Administration Building located at 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA. The drop off bin is located in the front lobby and is available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dropping off unwanted medicine is free of charge.
On September 19 through September 23 the Program held a Safe Medicine Round Up Week. Thank you to everyone for participating in this wonderful event. Stay tuned for total pounds of unwanted medicine collected. The Safe Medicine Round Up Week was sponsored by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Russian River Watershed Association, the City of Santa Rosa Environmental Services, the City of Petaluma Environmental Services, the Cotati Police Department; the Oakmont Village Association, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa, and Sonoma Senior Center Vintage House.
Residents can visit a participating year round drop-off location. A list of participating locations may be viewed online at www.safemedicinedisposal.org. There is no charge to participants returning medicine. Funding for this year round program has been provided by the City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Water Agency and Russian River Watershed Association.
Free – Safe Medicine Disposal!
Friday, April 29th
Protect our environment. Flushing medications down the toilet may harm our local waterways because wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to treat them. Medicines don’t belong in the garbage either where they can also get into the landfill environment.
Keep your medications out of the wrong hands. Prescription medications are the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. More young people age 12-17 abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug except marijuana. Studies show that a majority of these prescription drugs are obtained from medicine cabinets.
Drop off your expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs at one of these convenient drop off locations on Friday, April 29th, between 1:00 and 5:00 pm:
(in the parking lot)
6633 Oakmont Drive
Sebastopol Senior Center
(in the lobby)
167 N. High Street
Santa Rosa Police Station
965 Sonoma Avenue
Petaluma Senior Center
211 Novak Drive
Sonoma Senior Center Vintage House
264 First Street East
You can bring:
- Prescription and over-the-counter pills, capsules, liquid medication, including medicated ointments, lotions and creams (in sealed containers, please!); pet medications, medical patches, vitamins, supplements, and homeopathic remedies; (empty) inhalers, and medical samples.
- Bring ziplock baggies to put pills in. Once there, remove pills from plastic containers and put them in a ziplock bag before depositing.
- Used sharps in secure sharps containers will be accepted at the Oakmont and Sebastopol sites only. Please, do not bring used sharps to the Petaluma, Santa Rosa, or Sonoma site!
This event is sponsored by the Sonoma County Dept. of Health Services/Successful Aging Sonoma County Initiative (SASCI), the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Russian River Watershed Association, the City of Santa Rosa Environmental Services, the City of Petaluma Environmental Services, the Santa Rosa Police Department; the Oakmont Village Association, the Petaluma Senior Center, the Sebastopol Senior Center, and Sonoma Senior Center Vintage House.
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