Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicines, Prescription Drugs, and Sharps

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities cannot accept over-the-counter medicine and prescription drugs.

Unwanted medicines should never be flushed down the toilet or placed in the trash. Instead, unused or expired medicine should be dropped off at a pharmaceutical collection kiosk or mailed back in a free Mail-Back envelope. Sharps should be placed in FDA-approved sharps containers and brought to a location that accepts sharps (needles & syringes).

Some local drop-off locations

  • City of San Leandro Public Works, 14200 Chapman Rd., San Leandro
  • CVS Pharmacy, 3667 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
  • Walgreens Pharmacy, 15500 Washington Ave., San Leandro

For more drop-off locations, visit stopwaste.org. To get a free Mail-Back envelope sent to your home, call Med-Project at (844) 633-7765 or go online to med-project.org/locations/alameda/mail-back.

Sharps Disposal