Now is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet. It is important to protect our children, families and the environment by properly disposing of unwanted or expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high. Over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.
Please take advantage of the Santa Cruz Police Department’s no cost, anonymous collection point for your unwanted or expired medicines. Together, we can make Santa Cruz safer for all of us!