DIVERSION CONTROL DIVISION - DEA

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION


The DEA's Diversion Control Division oversees periodic National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in collaboration with local partners.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/#:~:text=DEA's%20next%20National%20Prescription%20Drug,potential%20for%20abuse%20of%20medications

It also provides a prescription medication disposal location lookup tool.
https://apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1

2021 NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10am-2pm

Nevada County
Grass Valley: Corner of Neal Street and South Auburn Street Across from Safeway
Nevada City: Eric Rood Government Center located at 950 Maidu Ave
Penn Valley: 17422 Penn Valley Drive (Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Substation)
Auburn: 10596 Combie Road (NCSO Substation)
Truckee: 11290 Donner Pass Rd (Safeway parking lot)

ACCEPTABLE
▪ PRESCRIPTIONS  ▪ OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS ▪ VETERINARY MEDICATIONS ▪ NOW ACCEPTING VAPING DEVICES AND CARTRIDGES-(MUST TAKE OUT BATTERIES PRIOR)
 
UNACCEPTABLE
▪ NO SHARPS OR LANCETS ▪ NO MEDICAL WASTE ▪ NO AEROSOLS OR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ▪ NO MARIJUANA, COCAINE, ETC.