Local Take-Back Events offer residents a free and convenient way to dispose of expired or Unwanted Medicines and Sharps. The local authorities and MED-Project may also sponsor local drug take-back days in your area.
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, MEDICAL DEVICES, BATTERIES, MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOMETERS, SHARPS, AND ILLICIT DRUGS.**
**Please dispose of any items on the NOT ACCEPTED list at your local Hazardous Waste Facility. Call 1 (800) 606-6606 or visit Household-HazWaste.org for details.
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 U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-CLEARED SHARPS CONTAINERS***
NOT ACCEPTED: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, UNWANTED MEDICINE NOT CONTAINED IN SHARPS, AND LOOSE SHARPS THAT ARE NOT CONTAINED IN U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION-CLEARED SHARPS CONTAINERS.
***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.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
640 West Red Line Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Canyon Middle School 19600 Cull Canyon Rd Castro Valley, CA 94552 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Oakland Coliseum 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Golden Gate Fields 1100 Eastshore Hwy Albany, CA 94710 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave Pleasanton, CA 94566 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019
San Leandro Public Works 14200 Chapman Rd San Leandro, CA 94578 Start time: 9am End time: 1pm
Saturday, April 20, 2019
2000 Mowry Ave Fremont, CA 94538 Start time: 11am End time: 3pm