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  • Big Safety Testing Failure Rate For California Pot Products – CBS San Francisco

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

    9/14/2018 1:49:02 PM

  • Illegal Dumping - A Growing Problem We Can Solve

    Illegal dumping costs California taxpayers millions of dollars every year . In Monterey County, cleaning up illegally dumped mattresses, televisions, and other household furniture and trash is not only expensive for local governments, it is expensive for private property owners who become victim to illegal dumping; rural land owners, particularly farmers and ranchers, share a high burden of these costs.

    9/10/2018 11:25:00 AM

  • Working Together to Prevent Suicide

    Approximately 70% of suicides are among working age adults. Working age adults are the sandwich generation. They are so busy taking care of children and often aging parents and relatives, that taking time for themselves is a luxury few feel they can afford. Concerns about finances, marital and family problems, and simple exhaustion can feel overwhelming.

    9/1/2018

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Sharps & Medication Disposal

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

Medicamientos Generados en casa locales para devoluciόn

 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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