The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has suspended its “Safe Drug Drop-Off” program for unwanted prescription drugs, sharps and narcotics pending reassessment of the program, according to officials.
While National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 28, and the Drug Enforcement Administration lists the SCV Sheriff’s Station as a collection site on its website for the event, the station will be unable to participate because the “Safe Drop-Off” boxes were removed on Sunday.
Effective on yesterday’s date, the LASD’s drug-take program administered by Narcotics Bureau has been temporarily suspended.
The station is in the process of implementing its own safe drug drop-off program to serve the needs of SCV residents.
In the interim, residents can still drop off unwanted prescriptions and drugs at two SCV locations:
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
23845 McBean Parkway
Lobby: Unused or expired prescription drugs drop-off receptacle (available any time of day).
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
This hazardous waste collection is sponsored by the LA County Sanitation District and the Department of Public Works.
Sheriff’s Station officials will advise when its “Safe Drop-Off” program is back up and running.