Convenient Locations

Community kiosk drop-off sites allow residents of Alameda County to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a free, convenient, centralized location for proper disposal.

UNWANTED MEDICINE

ACCEPTED:MEDICATIONS IN ANY DOSAGE FORM, EXCEPT FOR THOSE LISTED BELOW, IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINER OR SEALED BAG.*

*If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle all remaining packaging.

NOT ACCEPTED:HERBAL REMEDIES, VITAMINS, SUPPLEMENTS, COSMETICS, OTHER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, COMPRESSED CYLINDERS, AEROSOLS, INHALERS, MEDICAL DEVICES, SHARPS, ILLICIT DRUGS, AND IODINE-CONTAINING MEDICATIONS.*

SHARPS

ACCEPTED: SHARPS (SUCH AS HYPODERMIC NEEDLES, PEN NEEDLES, PRE-LOADED SHARPS, AUTO-INJECTORS, INTRAVENOUS NEEDLES, LANCETS AND OTHER DEVICES USED TO PENETRATE THE SKIN FOR DRAWING BLOOD OR FOR THE DELIVERY OF MEDICATIONS) CONTAINED IN SHARPS CONTAINERS APPROVED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.***

NOT ACCEPTED: UNWANTED MEDICINE, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND SHAVING RAZORS.***

***All sharps containers should be made of heavy-duty plastic; able to close with a tight-fitting, puncture resistant lid without sharps being able to come out; upright and stable during use; leak-resistant; and properly labeled as “sharps waste” or with the biohazard symbol and the word “BIOHAZARD” to warn of hazardous materials inside the container.

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