Safe Medication Disposal Program

Kid Cents - The Rite Aid Foundation

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The Irwindale Police Department is pleased to partner with The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program, a public safety initiative focused on reducing drug accessibility, medication misuse and accidental poisoning among children and adolescents. As part of the KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program, the Irwindale Police Department received a medication disposal bin at no cost to the agency. The bin has been placed in the police station lobby, located at 5050 N. Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale, CA 91706.

Use of the Medication Disposal Bin by the community is voluntary, is free and is anonymous. No information is collected from the community and no documentation is required.

The Medication Disposal Bin is available to the community in the police station lobby anytime during business hours, allowing our community the ability to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Prescription and Over-The-Counter medications (including veterinary medications) are accepted.

The following items ARE NOT accepted:

  • Liquid, creamed or powered medication
  • Illegal or illicit drugs
  • Syringes, sharps or hypodermic needles
  • Medical waste (bandages, wrappings, diabetic strips, etc.)
  • Medical instruments (thermometers, splints, etc.)
  • Prosthetic devices, ocular prosthesis, etc.
  • Items containing bodily fluids or blood
  • Bio-hazardous or infectious material
  • Medication bottles, containers, cartons, boxes, etc.
  • Any other item deemed to be hazardous or inappropriate

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million to non-profit organizations. KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves.

Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid's loyalty program, wellness+ rewards, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 440 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and well being of children. For more information, visit the KidCents website.

We are proud to partner with KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation to create a safer environment for our children, families and community.