National Initiative Provides Prescription Drug Drop-Off Boxes


The National Take-Back Initiative, encouraging people to safely drop-off unused prescription drugs and syringes to local drop-off boxes, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station in West Hollywood is one of 21 LA County sheriff’s stations with a drop-off box, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The program, created in 2009 by the LA County Sheriff’s Department, provides a safe and anonymous way for residents to get rid of expired or unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, syringes and other controlled substances.

The following stations provide drop-off boxes:

Altadena Station:

Carson Station:

Century Station:

Compton Station:

Crescenta Valley Station:

East Los Angeles Station:

Industry Station:

Lakewood Station:

Lancaster Station:

Lomita Station:

Malibu / Lost Hills Station:

Marina Del Rey Station:

Norwalk Station:

Palmdale Station:

Pico Rivera Station:

San Dimas Station:

Santa Clarita Valley Station:

South Los Angeles

Temple Station:

Walnut / Diamond Bar Station:

West Hollywood Station:

More information online.

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