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  • Low Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

    Monterey County Animal Services is hosting a Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinic on Sunday, May 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at the North Monterey County Recreation Park Facility in Castroville. This event is a great opportunity to take steps to keep your pet healthy and safe.

    4/26/2017 4:44:00 PM

  • Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board

    Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will meet Thursday, April 27th at 3:30 pm at the Monterey County Animal Services Center located at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas

    4/24/2017 11:15:32 AM

  • Taking Back Unwanted Drugs, Saturday, April 29, 2017

    On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

    4/17/2017 10:15:00 AM

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Sharps/Medication Disposal

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If you generate sharps waste at home such as needles and syringes or have a collection of unused or expired medicines here is how you can dispose of these items safely.

Medical SharpsPrepare sharps waste for safe storage, handling, and safe disposal.

  1. Obtain a sharps container from your local pharmacy or household hazardous waste (HHW) location.
  2. Discard all used or exposed needles, syringes, and lancets in the sharps container.
  3. When the sharps container is 2/3 full, dispose the container at an approved disposal location.

How to prepare unwanted medicines for disposal at Take-Back locations:

  1. Remove pills from original containers and place in a clear zipper bag. Keep liquids and creams in original containers.
  2. If using original containers, remove or black-out all personal information to protect identity.
  3. Then take your unused medications including liquids or creams to an approved disposal location!

For more information contact 755-4505

Disposal Locations

Sharps Drop Off Locations

Sharps Drop Off Locations (Spanish)

Pharmaceutical Take-Back Locations

 OTHER RESOURCES:

California Department of Public Health 

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/sharps/ 

 

National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Events by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ 

 

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