Información en español
Over 80% of waterways tested by the U.S. Geological Survey show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, Codeine, and antibiotics.
| || |
- Safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications at an Alameda County take back location.
- Do not flush medication down the toilet or drain.
- Ask for starter packs from your doctor when trying a new medicine.
- Purchase drugs in small amounts, limiting expired medications.
- Consider medical treatments with low environmental impact.
- Educate your family, friends, colleagues, and community about safe medicine disposal.
- Commit to health and wellness strategies to reduce your reliance on medications.
Medications should be packaged correctly before dropping off at one of the sites. To properly package your medications:
- Remove pills from the containers.
- Keep liquid medicines in their leak-proof containers.
- Remove ointment tubes from boxes.
- Remove all excess bags, cartons, and plastic wrap.
- Consolidate all loose pills, liquid medicine bottles and ointment tubes into a sealed Ziploc bag.
| || || |
City of San Leandro Senior Center
13909 E. 14th St, San Leandro
| || |
Alameda County Sheriff's Office*
15001 Foothill Blvd, San Leandro
City of San Leandro Public Works
14200 Chapman Rd, San Leandro
| || |
Eden Medical Center
20103 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley
Davis Street Clinic
3081 Teagarden St, San Leandro
| || |
27453 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward
|Medical Arts Pharmacy |
13847 E. 14th St, San Leandro
| ||*Accepts Controlled Substances |
**Call for hours of operation**
For additional locations in the County of Alameda go to http://www.acseniors-medisposal.net/
| || www.acseniors-medisposal.net |
The Alameda County Medication Disposal Initiative was developed by the Eden Area Senior Alcohol & Other Drug Workgroup, which is a partnership with local pharmacies, health professionals, public and private organizations. The Medication Disposal Initiative aims to reduce and prevent medication-related problems among the community through education, changing public policies and institutional practices.