Prescription Medication Take Back Day Saturday, September 27th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

On Saturday, September 27th , Grass Valley Police Department and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day.   This program allows members of the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal and destruction at the Corner of Neal and South Auburn in downtown Grass Valley.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Monitoring, securing and safely disposing of medications can prevent the abuse of prescription drugs and protect our environment. Many people are not aware that medicines that languish in homes are susceptible to misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In an effort to prevent unnecessary contamination of our ground water, we ask community members to refrain from flushing their prescription medications down the toilet.  A 2008 study by the Associated Press found traces of pharmaceuticals in tap water across the U.S. and evidence suggest this water pollution may also have negative affects on wildlife.


  • Grass Valley – Corner of Neal and South Auburn (parking lot across from Safeway in downtown Grass Valley)
  • South County –  NCSO Sub Station located at 10496 Combie Road, GV
  • Nevada City – Rood Building 950 Maidu Avenue, NC
  • Penn Valley – West County sub station 11352 Pleasant Valley Road, PV


WHEN:  Saturday, September 27th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
For more information on Permanent Safe Disposal Sites, please visit:

Contact Information:

Shelley Rogers, Coalition Coordinator:  530-273-7956
Lt. Alex Gammelgard, Grass Valley Police Department:  530-477-6400