The following is from the City of Concord:
The Concord Police Department at 1350 Galindo St. is now a drop-off location for expired or unused prescription medications.
Medications can be deposited in the bin in the Police Department lobby, which is marked “Pharmaceutical Disposal Only.” Syringes or needles cannot be disposed of in the bin.
“Incorrectly disposing of old medications can be very hazardous to the environment,” says Assistant City Manger Valerie Barone. “If you flush them down the toilet, some of the chemicals in the medications never break down and are eventually found in our waterways where they are harmful to aquatic life.”
To dispose of unwanted medications, pour pills into a quart-size sealable plastic bag. Liquids should be left in their bottles, but should be put into a sealed plastic bag to prevent leakage.
Recycle the empty containers as appropriate, but first black out any personal information on the labels.
For more information, contact Concord Disposal Service at 925-682-9113.