SANTA FE, NM - In recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day, Santa Fe County offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019. County offices will resume regular hours on Tuesday, October 15. Solid Waste Collection Centers are closed on Monday and Tuesday as part of their regular schedule. Collection Centers will resume regular hours on Wednesday, October 16. Essential services provided by Public Safety will continue as usual.
Prescription Drug Take Back Event in Santa Fe County October 27, 2018
Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medication on Saturday October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to any of the collection sites listed below. This service is free, anonymous, and no questions asked.
· Rancho Viejo Village Market – 55 Canada Del Rancho
· Santa Fe Police Department – 2515 Camino Entrada
· Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Police Department – 58 Cities of Gold Rd # 6
· Santa Fe Fire Department, Station 1 – 200 Murales Road
“Prescription medication abuse is a very big problem in Santa Fe County. Most of these abused drugs come from family and friends. This is a great opportunity to safely remove these medications from the reach of potential abusers,” said Rachel O’Connor, Santa Fe County Community Services Department Director.
This collection operation is a joint effort of the Santa Fe County Community Services Department, Santa Fe County Sherriff, Santa Fe Police, Santa Fe Fire Department, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Police Department, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
Over the last several years more than 2000 pounds of discarded medication has been collected during these twice a year events. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinates these dates nation-wide. All drugs are collected and then safely destroyed by the DEA.
For more information, contact:
Peter Olson, Santa Fe County DWI Program
Phone: (505) 992-9844
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