Officials say the boxes come after successful, twice-yearly prescription round-up events that have yielded more than 600,000 unwanted pills since fall 2009.
The drug collections aim to curb the growing nationwide problem of prescription drug abuse by keeping old medicine out of reach for teens. They also aim to destroy the pills safely and keep residents from flushing them down the toilet, where toxins can seep into the water supply.
Secure drop boxes are located in the main lobby of the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Citizens can drop off the medications during normal business hours.