To support the benefits of proper drug disposal, the bi-annual Drug Round-up takes place Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at four locations in Carson City. Bring unused or expired prescription drugs and sharps (syringes) to one of these locations in Carson City:
Save Mart Supermarkets, located at 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets
Smith’s Food & Drug Store, at 559 E. William St.
FoodMaxx, at 3325 Highway 50 East
This event is designed to protect vulnerable populations in the community through teaching and education about the proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications, sharps (syringes) and more. The effort is part of the federal drug round-up initiative.
Bring syringes in a sealed, hard plastic or tin container. Pills should be brought in a bottle or plastic bag.
At-home drug disposal kits are also available. The kits provide an option for proper disposal at home and are safe for trash disposal. In addition, medicine lock boxes are available as well as medical and commercial cannabis lock bags — both offered free of charge.
For details, call the Partnership Carson City office at 775-841-4730.