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Menifee PD offers RX Drug Drop Box for unused, expired medications

The Menifee Police Department announced that it now has an RX Drug Drop Box in its lobby and is available for use when the lobby is open.

Take-back bins provide convenient and secure disposal options for unused or expired medications. In the
past, users were encouraged to flush medications down the drain or throw them away in the trash, both of which
can contribute to pollution. Stockpiling medications in the home can also contribute to intentional misuse or
accidental poisonings.

What goes into the bin:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications

If possible, transfer pills into a zipped plastic bag before placing in the bin. Leave medicated ointments and lotions tightly sealed in the original containers. Obscure any personal information.

What doesn’t go in the bin:

  • Cannabis
  • Illegal controlled substances (heroin, LSD,etc.)
  • Medical sharps and needles
  • Auto-injectors (such as EpiPen)
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Chemotherapy or cytotoxic medications
  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (such as asthma inhalers)
  • Vitamins and dietary supplements
  • Business medical waste (waste from hospitals, clinics, or medical, dental and veterinary practices)

The California Take-Back Drug Program was funded by the California Department of Health Care Services’ MAT Expansion Project and developed and administered in partnership with the California Product Stewardship Council. The program’s goal is to increase the disposal of unwanted medicines across the state of California. Safe medicine disposal bins were placed throughout the state for the express purpose of disposing of unwanted medicines.

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