Today’s Date: December 4, 2017
Submitted By: John P. Miller, Chief of Police
Phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Winters Police Department Lobby Now Drop-off Location for Pharmaceuticals in
You can now drop off your expired and unwanted medications at the Winters Police Department
lobby located at 702 Main St., Winters, Monday through Friday between 8:00am – 4:30pm.
In partnership with Yolo County Waste Management and the City of Winters Public Works, the
Police Department recently received the secured bin, similar to a large green mailbox, which is
located in the lobby and prominently marked. Recognizing the importance of keeping prescription
and over-the-counter medications out of the hands of children, waterways, and landfills, the
Police Department asked to be considered as the City’s drop-off location when they learned Eagle
Drugs would no longer be able to accept items designated as controlled substances.
Items that are accepted include prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, lotions and
ointments, including pet medications. Items that are NOT accepted include illegal controlled
substances, personal care products, sharps (needles, razors, etc.), bloody or infectious waste,
thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, aerosol inhalers, business waste, and
radiopharmaceuticals. Please call (530) 666-8856 for proper disposal options of sharps/needles or
The Police Department highly advises to remove, scratch off or black-out personal information
from the containers to protect your identity. The Police Department also requests liquids and
creams be kept in their original containers but placed in a plastic zipper bag to prevent leakage.
Yolo County Seniors (65+) or disabled County residents may call (530) 666-8856 to schedule a
FREE pick up of these waste items.