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THE CITY OF YUCAIPA, THE YUCAIPA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT AND YUCAIPA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS MAKING IT EASY TO DISPOSE OF EXCESS AND EXPIRED PRESCRIPTIONS AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM, the Yucaipa Police Department hosted the launch of the permanent Prescription Drug Collection Receptacle Program. The launch was well attended by members of the community.  Having a program in place to safely rid households of unused prescriptions that could easily fall into the wrong hands or damage the water supply was strongly supported by the City of Yucaipa and its citizens.

For the past five years, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the public with eleven opportunities to prevent pill abuse and theft through the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. One thousand forty-nine pounds of unused, unwanted prescription drugs were turned in to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department locations that participated in 2016.

A new MedReturn receptacle has been installed at the Yucaipa Station thanks to funding from the City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Water District.  This drop off  box will be available to Yucaipa citizens all year round, during Yucaipa Police Department’s regular business hours of  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What can be dropped off:

  • Excess and expired prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication for pets
  • *Syringes will not be accepted

 Refer: Karen Hunt, Yucaipa Police/Sheriff – 909-918-2305

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner