Pharmaceutical Disposal Sites

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Don’t flush your unwanted medications -- take them to a safe disposal facility. Controlled substances can only be taken to a law enforcement facility. Chemotherapy drugs should be returned to 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
Find locations and general drop-off hours at:

Find disposal sites for pharmaceuticals here:

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

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
Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Facility does not accept needles or sharps