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Fire department offers safe prescription drug disposal

Original post made on Oct 23, 2013

The Mountain View Fire Department will be collecting unwanted prescription medications for disposal this Saturday, Oct. 26.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 1:45 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Maher, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Maher is a registered user.

This drug collection program is great news. I hope folks take full advantage of it.

And I hope it becomes a frequent event during the year.


Posted by Carrie Sandahl, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Over-the-counter medications will be accepted at this Take-Back event as well as prescription medications.


Posted by dollarbin, a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

dollarbin is a registered user.

This is a great service. It should happen more often and be publicized further in advance.


Posted by SP Phil, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

At Palo Alto Clinic I was told I could not bring any opiates in their original form--that I would have to add water and dissolve/degrade them and bring them in a baggie. Will the MV FD program accept all pills? (If so, that would be great.)


Posted by Carrie Sandahl, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

Hi SP Phil- all medications, including pain medications/opiates will be accepted at this take-back day. No need to alter them before you drop them off. Please remember to recycle the plastic pill containers at home if possible.


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