City Encourages Residents to Safely Dispose of
Unused Prescription Drugs
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – September 29
WHO: Union City Police and the City of Union City
WHAT: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
WHEN: September 29, 2012 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
WHERE: Union City Police Department – 34009
Alvarado Niles Road, Union City
WHY: Union City Police and the City of Union City, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012, is hosting a drop-off location to safely dispose of subsequently accumulated unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Please note that no medical waste or hypodermic syringes will be accepted.
Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on 2011, turned in more
than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
“This is the second event this year that the City of Union City and Union City Police have hosted a drop-off location for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Last April, UCPD collected a total of 165 pounds of left-over and unused prescription drugs. We understand the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted prescription
drugs,” said Brian Foley, Union City Police Chief.
“An event such as this can dramatically
reduce the risk of prescription drug deviation and abuse, and increase the awareness of this public health issue,” Chief Foley continued.
For more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, please contact the Union City Police
Department at (510) 471-1365 or visit www.UnionCity.org.