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Proper Pharmaceutical Disposal

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CCCSD's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility Does NOT Accept Medications

The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency prohibits household hazardous waste collection facilities from accepting any controlled substances.*  Because many prescription medications are classified as controlled substances but may not be labeled as such, we will no longer accept medications of any kind.

Disposal of Household Medications

  • Please do not flush medications of any kind down the toilet or any other drain!
  • Medications flushed down drains can pollute our waterways and the Bay! Bring them to one of our Pharmaceutical Disposal locations.

Note:  Businesses with medical waste should contact the Contra Costa County Department of Health Services (925-646-5225) for disposal options.

Thank you for helping us to protect public health and the environment!

*Controlled Substances Act, Code of Fed. Regulations, Title 21, Section 1301.22