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TEMECULA, CA — Riverside County residents who need to eliminate expired, unused and undesirable medication can have a chance to discard them at a number of places on April 30 throughout National Drug Take-Back Day. Yes, they will take your outdated and undesirable vape pens and cartridges as nicely.

The effort, organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in partnership with native legislation enforcement businesses, is meant to spotlight the significance of taking generally abused medication out of circulation.

County residents are invited to get rid of undesirable capsules on the following websites between 10 a.m. and a couple of p.m. on April 30:

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  • Corona Police Department, parking zone, 730 Public Safety Way;
  • Murrieta Police Department, 2 Town Square;
  • Palm Springs Police Department, 200 S. Civic Drive; and
  • Riverside Police Department assortment website in Kaiser Medical Center parking zone, 10800 Magnolia Ave.

Additional websites in Temecula are anticipated to be added nearer to the date of the occasion.

In addition to medication, vape pens and cartridges can even be accepted at drop-off places, organizers mentioned.

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No questions might be requested of individuals disposing of medicines or different ingestible merchandise. More info is on the market at www.dea.gov/takebackday.

The DEA started holding drug take-backs 12 years in the past to offer the general public with a safer technique of disposal. Since its first take-back occasion, nearly 15 million kilos of prescription and non-prescription medication have been collected at hundreds of disposal websites all through the nation, in response to the company.

“Take-Back Day is a vital effort to curb the historic surge in U.S. overdoses,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram mentioned. “We know prevention begins at house. The easy step of clearing out drugs which might be now not wanted makes our houses safer, prevents prescription drug misuse, and finally can assist save lives.”

In the 12-month interval ending in November, an estimated 106,000 individuals died in drug overdoses — the best one-year rely on file, in response to the DEA. Roughly three-quarters of these deaths have been from opioid use, principally the artificial drug fentanyl, officers mentioned.

The DEA famous that provisions within the federal Secure & Responsible Drug Disposal Act authorize pharmacies, hospitals and different services to function assortment websites year-round.

Got sharps? For residents with sharps and needles to discard, there’s a separate waste product process.

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