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.

  1. 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)

  1. Community Partners