Irvine Police Department Press Release

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
irvinepd.org

10/08/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Release #:
100418
Contact:
Public Information Office
949-724-6077
pio@cityofirvine.org

Irvine Police Department to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Prescription Drug Take Back

The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Community members can drop off unwanted medications at four designated locations in the City of Irvine. This free service, which allows the public to anonymously discard prescription medications, addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The participating sites are:

Irvine Police Department, 1 Civic Center Plaza, in the parking lot

Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, 6670 Alton Parkway, near the Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Office Building 1

Hoag Health Center, 16405 Sand Canyon

Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Parking Lot 5.

IPD urges residents to bring expired or unwanted prescription drugs to the collection sites to eliminate the potential for misuse, abuse or accidental poisoning. Improper disposal of unused or expired medications, such as flushing them down a toilet or throwing them in the trash, can be hazardous to public safety, public health and the environment.

Additional  information  regarding the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national  campaign,  including  other  local  collection  sites,  is  available at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.