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Expired medication drop-off day

Original post made on Apr 29, 2011

Keep expired medication out of the water supply by bringing old prescriptions to a special drop-off day on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain View's police and fire administration building, 1000 Villa St.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:19 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

"Syringes, intra-venous solutions and medicine that's injected will not be accepted."
So what should be done with them? P.S.: "intravenous" requires no hyphen.


Posted by LL, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

From the City of Mountain View website:

1. Contact your personal physician, clinic administrator, or pharmacist and ask if they have a take-back program in place.
2. If you purchase sharps on-line, please remember to request a pre-addressed, prepaid mail-back box for your used sharps.
3. Residents may drop off sharps at the SMaRT Station, 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale, at the Drop Off Center (red metal dumpster).
4. The Countywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program also accepts home-generated sharps.
5. See www.hhw.org for a list of drop-off locations and other important information about approved sharps containers.


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