Prescription Drug Take-Back

How To Safely Dispose of Rx Drugs 

Help keep drugs out of reach of kids and protect our water supply by properly disposing of your prescription medications. Nevada County Public Health collaborates with numerous community partners to ensure that you have ample locations to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. In addition to permanent drop-off sites, keep an eye out for the twice yearly "Prescription Drug Take-Back Days," which is a free event hosted by local law enforcement and the DEA to give our community safe and convenient ways to drop of expired or unused prescription drugs.

​Rx Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10am-2pm is Rx Drug Take Back Day! This event is free and confidential. Bring your unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs for safe disposal at the following locations throughout Nevada County:

Grass Valley: Corner of Neal St. and S. Auburn St. across from Safeway

Nevada City: Rood Center at 950 Maidu Ave.

Truckee: Gateway Shopping Center parking lot in front of Safeway at 11290 Donner Pass Rd.

Penn Valley: 17422 Penn Valley Dr. (Nevada County Sheriff’s Office substation)

Auburn: 10596 Combie Rd. (Nevada County Sheriff’s Office substation)

See this flyer for more details.

Thank you to Grass Valley Police Department, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (FWDD), Coalition for Nevada County Youth (CNCY), Nevada County Sheriff's Department,  Nevada County Public Health, Granite Wellness Centers, and the Drug Enforcement Agency for collaborating to bring this event to our communities. 

Permanent Drop-Off Locations in Nevada County

Grass Valley Police Department

129 S Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Prescription drugs only)

Truckee Police Department

10183 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, CA 96161
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)


Nevada County Behavioral Health & Public Health Offices

500 Crown Point Circle Suite
110 Grass Valley, CA 95945
Monday through Friday 8
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
(Prescription and over-the-counter drugs only)

Community Partners
These efforts would not be possible without the commitment and collaboration of our community partners: