Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Join Together Northern Nevada to Hold RX Drug Round Up This Saturday

Reno, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Join Together Northern Nevada join several community partners this Saturday to provide residents an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 30, residents can bring unneeded prescription drugs (in the original containers with the names marked out), prescription liquids, pet medications to the following locations:
Raley’s O-N-E Market at 18144 Wedge Parkway
Raley’s at 1630 Robb Drive
Reno Elk’s Lodge at 597 Kumle Lane
Smith’s Food and Drug at 175 Lemmon Drive
Smith’s Food and Drug at 750 South Meadows Parkway
Smith’s Food and Drug at 1225 Baring Boulevard
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony at 405 Golden Lane
Please note, residential sharps will NOT be accepted for disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Permanent drop boxes for unused or expired medications can be found in the lobbies of the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.