Take-Back Events

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.

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

(coming soon):

ACCEPTED: Sharps (such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, pre-loaded sharps, auto-injectors, intravaneous needles, lancets, and other devices used to penatrate 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.

*Approved sharps containers must 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 biohazard symbol and the word “BIOHAZARD” to warn of hazardous materials inside the container.

 

Calendar of Local Take-Back Events

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Golden Gate Fields 1100 Eastshore Hwy Berkeley, CA 94710 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Alameda Naval Base 1951 Monarch St Alameda, CA 94501 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Event

HHW San Lorenzo 14200 Chapman Road San Leandro, CA 94578 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Pleasanton Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave Pleasanton, CA 94566 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Unwanted Medication Take-Back Event

WHHS "Let's Go Green Together" 2500 Mowry Ave Fremont, CA 94538 Start time: 11:00 AM End time: 3:00 PM

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Unwanted Medication Take-Back Event

San Lorenzo Earth Day Event 377 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Start time: 8:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Unwanted Medication Take-Back Event

Highland Hospital 1411 East 31st St Oakland, CA 94602 Start time: 10:00 AM End time: 2:00 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Unwanted Medications Take-Back Event

REACH Ashland Youth Center 16335 E 14th St San Leandro, CA 94578 Start time: 8:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Unwanted Medications Take-Back Event

Sutter Health - Eden Medical Center 19991 Lake Chabot Rd Castro Valley, CA 94546 Start time: 10:00 AM End time: 2:00 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Unwanted Medications Take-Back Event

Sunol Glen Elementary School 11601 Main St Sunol, CA 94586 Start time: 8:00 AM End time: 12:00 PM

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Golden Gate Fields 1100 Eastshore Hwy Albany, CA 94710 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Unwanted Medication Take-Back Event

Oakland Zoo - Healthy Living Festival 9777 Golf Links Rd Oakland, CA 94605 Start time: 8:00 AM End time: 2:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Arroyo High School 15701 Lorenzo Ave San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Oakland Coliseum 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Canyon Middle School 19600 Cull Canyon Rd Castro Valley, CA 94552 Start time: 8:00 AM End time: 2:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Alameda Point 1951 Monarch Street Alameda, CA 94501 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Golden Gate Fields 1100 Eastshore Highway Albany, CA 94710 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

City of San Leandro Public Works 14200 Chapman Road San Leandro, CA 94578 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 Start time: 9:00 AM End time: 1:00 PM Link to website