Bay Area Drug Disposal Drop-Offs

Where can you drop-off unused or unwanted medications? Leaving prescription drugs around for others to use may contribute to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. It’s important to dispose of any used, unused, or expired medication or prescription drugs as soon as possible.
The following is a list of pharmacies, police stations, and other hazardous waste drop-off locations that accepts drugs for the northern California region, including San Francisco Bay Area counties and cities.

In general, most pharmacies will not accept any controlled substances (i.e. illegal drugs), but most police stations will. Visit the location’s website or call them to determine hours. Some pharmacies offer a mail-in program for a small fee; otherwise, drop-off locations are free. 

Occasionally, the DEA hosts a National Drug Take-Back Initiative. The next scheduled day will be September 29, 2012.

Alameda Drug Disposal Locations

Berkley

United Pharmacy
2929 Telegraph, Berkeley, CA
510-843-3201

Fremont

Household Hazardous Waste 
41149 Boyce Rd, Fremont, CA

Washington Hospital
2000 Mowry Ave, Fremont , CA 94538
510.797.1111

Hallers Pharmacy and Medical Supply
37323 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA, 94536
510.797.2772

Hayward

Household Hazardous Waste
2091 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94540

Livermore

Household Hazardous Waste 
5584 La Ribera St, Livermore, CA 94550

Oakland

Household Hazardous Waste 
2100 East 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94606

Peralta Outpatient Pharmacy
3300 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94609
510.869.8835

Pleasanton

Pleasanton Custom Care Pharmacy
4271 1st Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Contra Costa Drug Disposal Locations

Antioch

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District 
Pharmaceutical Disposal Program
800.646.1431

Delta HHW Collection Facility (East County) 
2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch, CA 94509
925.756.1990

Clayton

City of Clayton, Police Department, City Hall
6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, CA 94517-1250

Concord

City of Concord, Police Department 
1350 Galindo Street, Concord, CA 94520
925.671.3220

Danville

Town of Danville, Police Department 
510 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526
925.314.3700

Martinez

Contra Costa Sheriff’s Field Operations Building
1980 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553
925.427.8507

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center - Sheriff's Substation
2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553

City of Martinez, Police Department, City Hall
525 Henrietta Street, Martinez, CA 94553

Moraga

Town of Moraga, Police Department 
329 Rheem Blvd., Moraga, CA 94556

Orinda

City of Orinda, Police Department, City Hall
22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
925.253.4200

Pleasant Hill

City of Pleasant Hill, Police Department 
330 Civic Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925.288.2600

Richmond

Household Hazardous Waste 
West County Resource Recovery
101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
510.412.4500 or 888.412.9277

San Ramon

City of San Ramon, Dougherty Police Department Substation
17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon

San Ramon Custom Care Pharmacy
124 Market Place, San Ramon, CA 94583
925.830.0555

Walnut Creek

City of Walnut Creek, Police Department, City Hall 
1666 North Main St., Walnut Creek CA 94596
925.943.5800

Marin Drug Disposal Locations

County of Marin Sharp Drop-Off Locations

Bolinas

Coastal Health Alliance
Bolinas Family Practice
7 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
415.868.0124

Larkspur

Ross Valley Pharmacy*  
2 Bon Air Rd # 130, Larkspur, CA 94939
415.924.2454

Lucky's Pharmacy*
570 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
415.924.6738

Twin Cities Police Authority 
250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
415.927.5150

Mill Valley

Mill Valley Police Department 
One Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley
415.389.4100

Novato

Novato Police Department 
909 Machin Ave, Novato, CA 94945
415.897.1122

Point Reyes Station

Coastal Health Alliance
Point Reyes Medical Clinic
3 Sixth St., Pt. Reyes Station, CA
415- 663-8666

West Marin Pharmacy* 
4th & A Street, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
415.663.1121

San Anselmo

Jack's Drug Store (Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste)
121 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
415.454.1451

San Rafael

Marin Medical Pharmacy
750 Las Gallinas
415.485.6806

Sausalito

City of Sausalito Police Dept.
29 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965
415.289.4170

San Rafael

Golden Gate Pharmacy 
1525 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
415.455.9042

Marin Medical Pharmacy 
750 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903
415.479.1930

Sheriff's Office 
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 241, San Rafael, CA 94903
415.473.6043

Napa Drug Disposal Locations

American Canyon

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
889A Devlin Road
American Canyon, CA 94503
800.984.9661

Calistoga

Clinic Ole Calistoga
911 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
707.709.2308

Napa

Clinic Ole Napa
1141 Pear Tree Lane, Napa CA 94558
707.254.1770

Hazardous Waste Facility
889A Devlin Road, Napa, CA 94558
800.984-9661

St. Helena

Clinic Ole St. Helena
661 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
707.963.0931

San Francisco Drug Disposal Locations

Pharmacies and Hospitals

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

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

Clay Medical Pharmacy*
929 Clay St # 103
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 956-5456

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

Golden Gate Pharmacy
1844 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-0639

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 Drug Disposal Locations

San Mateo County Health System 

Belmont

Belmont Police Station
One Twin Pines Ln
Belmont, CA
650.595.7400

Brisbane

Brisbane Police Department
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA

Burlingame

Burlingame Police Department
1111 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA
650.777.4100

Daly City

Daly City Police Department
333 90th St
Daly City, CA
650.991.8119

Half Moon Bay

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

Hillsborough

Hillsborough Police Department
1600 Floribunda Ave
Hillsborough, CA
650.375.7470

Millbrae

Millbrae Police Department
581 Magnolia Ave
Millbrae, CA
650.259.2300

Pacifica

Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA
650.738.7314

Redwood City

San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office
400 County Center, 3rd Floor
Redwood City, CA
650.363.4915

San Bruno

San Bruno Police Department
1177 Huntington Ave
San Bruno, CA
650.616.7142

San Mateo

San Mateo Police Department
2000 South Delaware St
San Mateo, CA
650.522.7710

Santa Cruz

City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility 
605 Dimeo Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

City of Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.420.5800

Bruce’s Medical Plaza Pharmacy
550 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.423.4363

Horsnyder Pharmacy*
1226 A Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831.423.2315

UCSC Cowell Health Center Pharmacy*
1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Westside Pharmacy
1401 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.423.7175

South San Francisco

South San Francisco Police Department
Municipal Services Building
33 Arroyo Dr, Suite C
South San Francisco, CA
650.877.8900

Santa Clara Drug Disposal Locations

Cupertino

West Valley Patrol Sub-Station
1601 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
408.868.6600

Gilroy

Valley Health Center at Gilroy Pharmacy
7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020
408.885.2300

Milipitas

Valley Health Center at Milpitas Pharmacy
143 N. Main St. Milpitas, CA 95035

Palo Alto

Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant 
Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Stanford, E. Palo Alto
2501 Embarcadero Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650.329.2598

San Jose

Office of the Sheriff
55 West Younger Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110
(800) 211-2220/ (408) 808-4405

Valley Health Center at Bascom Pharmacy
750 S. Bascom Avenue, Ste # 120, San Jose, CA 95128
408.885.2325

Central Mental Health (Enborg Lane Pharmacy)
2221 Enborg Lane, San Jose, CA 95128
408.885.4100

Valley Health Center at Moorpark Pharmacy
2400 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
408.254.7691

Valley Health Center at East Valley Pharmacy
1993 McKee Rd. San Jose, CA 95116
408.254.7691

Valley Health Center at Tully Pharmacy
500 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111
408.817.1623

Valley Health Center at Lenzen Pharmacy
976 Lenzen Avenue, Ste 1400 San Jose, CA 95126
408.792.5170

San Martin

South County Sub-Station
80 W. Highland Avenue Bldg K, San Martin, CA 95046
408.686.3650

Sunnyvale

Valley Health Center at Sunnyvale
660 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
408.992.4960

Solano Drug Dispoal Locations

Benicia

City of Benicia Fire Dept 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 92870 (925) 671-5806

Fairfield

Solano Garbage Company 2901 Industrial Court
Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 437-2800

Vacaville

Sutter Regional Medical Foundation 770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688 (707) 454-5800

Vacaville Sanitary Services HHW Facility 855 1/2 Davis Street
Vacaville, CA 95687 (707) 455-1017

Vallejo

Area Agency on Aging 575 Sacramento Street
Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 643-1797

Christian Help Center 2166 Sacramento Street
Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 553-8192

Florence Douglas Senior Center 333 Armador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 643-1044

Recology Vallejo 2021 Broadway Street
Vallejo, CA 94589 (707) 551-2621

Valcore recycling 38 Sheridan Street
Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 645-8258

Sonoma Drug Disposal Locations

Sonoma County Sherrif Department
Valley Substation
810 Grove Street
El Verano

Petaluma

Sonoma County Household Hazardous Waste Facility 
500 Mecham Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
877.747.1870

Medicine Shoppe of Petaluma
300 Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
707.778.6363

Salinas

A & O Clinic Pharmacy
610 E. Romie Lane, Ste 1, Salinas CA 93901
831.758.0976

AllCare Pharmacy & Medical Supply
331 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Main Street Pharmacy
1182 South Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901

Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy
1212 S Main Street, Salinas, CA 93908
831.422.5988

Sherwood Lane Pharmacy
1007 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
831.424.1655
Windsor

Windsor

Health First! Pharmacy
9070 Windsor Road, Windsor, CA 95492
707.837.7948