**The April 25th Drug Take Back Event has been canceled. Please contact your health care provider or go to: OneBigBin.com to find out where to drop-off medications until the next scheduled Take Back event.**





Welcome to the Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition!

An Opioid Safety Coalition for Placer and Nevada Counties

Placer- Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition is a non-profit organization that focuses on opioid prescription safety and increasing the awareness of local resources for the opioid crisis in Placer and Nevada Counties. 


Our Goal: To tackle the growing problem of opioid overdose and misuse in Placer and Nevada Counties by gathering multiple stakeholders to assess and create solutions focusing on the three federal priority areas: safe prescribing practices, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and increasing access to naloxone.  


Action Teams: Our coalition has seven action teams which focus on different areas to address the opioid crisis in both Placer and Nevada's counties. If you want to become a member of any of the teams below, do not hesistate to email us and get on board. Click Here if you are interested! Also, do not forget to check out the resources our teams have worked hard to create! 


Materials for Community Based Prevention:

1. Patient Safety Brochure

Materials for Prescribers and Pharmacists:

1. Primary Care Safe Prescribing Guidelines

2. PNCMS "Got Pain?" Poster



Lock. Monitor. Take Back.

What is Take-Back Day?

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

What to do if you miss Take-Back Day

Directions for RX drop offs:
No DEA registrants, illegal or recreational drugs. Medications should be dropped off in original containers. Remove confidential info leaving only the name of the medication. Containers should not be larger than 5 inches in height and not more than 3 inches in diameter.

See the legend below to determing which take back location is closest to you!

To find what days and time the location is opened, as well as the address, hover over the take back bin symbol (green or blue) closest to you! This will provide you with all of the information you need to properly dispose of your medication and ultimatley keep our environment and community safe!  

A note on Epi-Pens: unused Epi-Pen products are not accepted at Recology; only sharps and lancets. Additionally, Epi-Pens that still have the epinephrine inside the auto-injector must be disposed of at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste facility.

Click here to view the flier from One Big Bin. Their site can be accessed through this link.

​​​​Placer County Safe Disposal:
Nevada County Safe Disposal:

Symbol on Map:

**It is always best to call ahead to make sure that the location can accept your medications (prescribed or over-the-counter), syringes, or needles.**