Pharmaceutical Disposal Sites

Learn more about our Clean Bay Project

Don’t flush your unwanted medications -- take them to a safe disposal facility. The fish in the Bay will thank you! Only facilities with a law enforcement office present will accept controlled substances. For chemotherapy medication, please dispose of it with the clinic that dispensed them.

General Resources

Facilities accepting old medications for disposal
(Please call first - hours of operation and materials accepted by a facility may change)

*Controlled substances may only be dropped off at police stations or events/locations where law enforcement is present*

 Alameda County

Household Hazardous Waste

Call for information: 510.670.6460 or 800.606.6606

2100 East 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
Thurs-Sat 9am-1pm

2091 West Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94540
Every other week, Thurs-Sat 9am-1pm

41149 Boyce Rd.
Fremont, CA
Wed-Fri 8.30am-2.30pm, Sat 8am-4.30pm

5584 La Ribera St
Livermore, CA 94550
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-1pm

Peralta Outpatient Pharmacy
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm

United Pharmacy
2929 Telegraph
Berkeley, CA
(510) 843-3201
M-Fri: 9-6pm, Sat: 9-2pm

Washington Hospital
2000 Mowry Ave, Fremont , CA 94538
Take-Back bin in Main Lobby

(510) 797-1111

Marin County

Marin Recycling Center HHW Facility does not accept pharmaceuticals. Instead, take drugs back to these pharmacies.  Note that controlled substances are not accepted.

 San Anselmo

Jack's Drug Store
121 Tunstead


Napa County

Napa County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
889A Devlin Road
American Canyon, CA 94503

San Francisco County

San Francisco Department of the Environment 
More information: Safe Medical Disposal 


Central Drug Store
4494 Mission Street 
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 585-0111

Charlie's Pharmacy
1101 Fillmore Street 
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-0771

Daniels Pharmacy 
943 Geneva Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 584-2210

Four Fifty Sutter Pharmacy
450 Sutter Street #712 
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-4137

Franklin Pharmacy
1508 Franklin Street 
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415)- 775-3917

Joe's Pharmacy
5199 Geary Boulevard 
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-2326

MOMS Pharmacy
4071 18th Street 
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 255-2720

Post Divisadero Medical Pharmacy
2299 Post Street 
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-2663

Torgsyn Discount Pharmacy Inc
5614 Geary Boulevard 
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-3737

 Visitacion Valley Pharmacy
100 Leland Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 239-5811

Police Stations: 

Bayview Police Station
201 Williams St. 
San Francisco, CA 94124

Central Police Station
766 Vallejo St. 
San Francisco, CA 94133

Ingleside Police Station
1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane 
San Francisco, CA 94112

Mission Police Station
630 Valencia St. 
San Francisco, CA 94110

Northern Police Station
1125 Fillmore St. 
San Francisco, CA 94115

Park Police Station
1899 Waller Street 
San Francisco, CA 94117

Richmond Police Station
461 - 6th Ave 
San Francisco, CA 94118

Southern Police Station
850 Bryant St 
San Francisco, CA 94103

Taraval Police Station
2345 - 24th Ave. 
San Francisco, CA 94116

Tenderloin Police Station
301 Eddy St. 
San Francisco, CA 94102

San Mateo County

San Mateo County Health System
An up-to-date list of drop-off containers is available here:

 San Mateo County Police Departments
San Mateo County HHW does not accept pharmaceutical waste. Instead, take old medications to confidential drop-off containers available at:

Belmont Police Station
One Twin Pines Ln
Belmont, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Brisbane Police Department
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA

Burlingame Police Department

1111 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Police Dept.
537 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1719
(650) 726-8288

Hillsborough Police Department
1600 Floribunda Ave
Hillsborough, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Millbrae Police Department
581 Magnolia Ave
Millbrae, CA
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

San Bruno Police Department
1177 Huntington Ave
San Bruno, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

 San Mateo Police Department
2000 South Delaware St
San Mateo, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office
400 County Center, 3rd Floor
Redwood City, CA
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

South San Francisco Police Department

Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Dr, Suite C
South San Francisco, CA
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste
Rotating locations, by appointment only.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
San Jose, CA 95131
San Martin, CA 95046

Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant
Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Stanford, E. Palo Alto
2501 Embarcadero Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Outpatient Pharmacy
Located in the Valley Specialty Bldg, near the pharmacy
751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 (Cross Street- Renova Dr.)
Operating hours: Mon- Sun 9:00 am-10:00 pm

Enborg Lane Pharmacy 
Located on left-hand side of the Central Mental Health Bldg
2221 Enborg Lane, San Jose, CA 95128 (Cross street- Bascom Ave)
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Valley Health Center at Gilroy Pharmacy
 Located in the front lobby near the security desk
7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020 (Cross street- 6th Street)
Operating hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00 am- 9:00 pm/ Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm/ Sat 8:30 am- 12.30 pm
Valley Health Center at Bascom Pharmacy
Located in the pharmacy
750 S. Bascom Avenue, Ste # 120, San Jose, CA 95128 (Cross street- Renova Dr.)
Operating hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am- 8:00 pm
Sat –Sun 9:00 am -5:30 pm (Closed from 12:30 -1:30)

Valley Health Center at Moorpark Pharmacy
Located near the pharmacy
2400 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 (Cross street- Bascom Ave)
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Valley Health Center at East Valley Pharmacy
Located near the pharmacy pick-up window
1993 McKee Rd. San Jose, CA 95116 (Cross street- Ludlow Way)
Operating hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 9:30 pm
Sat- Sun 9:00 am- 5:00pm (Closed from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm)

Valley Health Center at Silver Creek Pharmacy
Located in the pharmacy
1620 E. Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA 95121 (Cross street-Silver Creek Rd)
Operating hours: Monday –Friday 9.00 am -5:00 pm (Closed from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm)

Valley Health Center at Tully Pharmacy
Located near the pharmacy
500 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111 (Cross street-Corde Terra Circle)
Operating hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 9:00 pm/ Sat 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Valley Health Center at Lenzen Pharmacy
Located near the pharmacy
976 Lenzen Avenue, St 1400 San Jose, CA 95126 (Cross street-The Alameda)
Operating hours: Monday 8:00 am-9:00 pm/ Tues- Friday 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Valley Health Center at Sunnyvale
Located in the pharmacy
660 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (Cross street-Garland Ave)
Operating hours: Mon- Thurs 8:30 am- 9:00 pm/ Fri 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Office of the Sheriff
55 West Younger Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 (Cross street- N. 1st Street)
(800) 211-2220/ (408) 808-4405

West Valley Patrol Sub-Station
1601 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014  (Cross street- Duckett Way)
(408) 868-6600

South County Sub-Station
80 W. Highland Avenue Bldg K, San Martin, CA 95046 (Cross street- Monterey Rd.)
(408) 686-3650

Sonoma County

 Health First! Pharmacy (does not accept prescription pain or sleep medication)
9070 Windsor Road
Windsor, CA 95492
707.837.7948, M-Fri: 9-6pm, Sat-Sun: 11-5pm

Sonoma County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Permanent facility. Bring ID, no controlled substances. 
500 Mecham Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
For rotating collection events, see web link