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

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.

 

Calendar of Local Take-Back Events

Saturday, August 4, 2018

CVSan Recycles Day

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program

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

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