Unused, unwanted or expired prescription or over the counter medications should never be flushed down the toilet or drain. Safe disposal of medications ensures that our local waterways and wildlife are protected.
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
For a list of medication drop off locations in Alameda County, visit StopWaste's website.