Medication Disposal

Medication Disposal


Don’t Flush or Toss Your Old Meds – Take Them Back to Your Pharmacy Instead!
Drop off your expired and unwanted medications!

It’s Easy to Dispose of Medications at the Pharmacy:

  •  Remove or destroy personal information from the medicine containers.
  •  Remove solid medications/pills from original containers and place in a zipper bag or directly in the secured disposal bin.  Keep liquids in original containers and place in the secured disposal bin.
  •  Recycle the emptied pill containers at home or in the pharmacy’s plastic recycling bin.

What Can Be Collected:  Prescription drugs, pet medications, and medicated ointments/ lotions.

What is Not Collected:  Personal care products, sharps, bloody or infectious waste, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, business waste and controlled substances* are NOT accepted.

*Controlled Substances are a specific category of prescription drugs regulated by the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  Examples include morphine, codeine and other opiate painkillers, Adderall and other stimulants/amphetamines, some muscle relaxants and depressants. CLICK HERE for a list of common controlled substances.  For a complete list of regulated Controlled Substances go to www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/index.html

CLICK HERE for other pharmaceutical waste collection sites.

Our Sponsors

California Product Stewardship Council: www.CalPSC.org 

Don't Rush to Flush Website: www.dontrushtoflush.org 

The Rose Foundation: www.rosefdn.org

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.