Convenient Locations

Community kiosk drop-off sites allow Residents of San Luis Obispo to bring expired or unwanted medicines and sharps to a free, convenient 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, MEDICAL DEVICES, PET PESTICIDE PRODUCTS, BATTERIES, MERCURY-CONTAINING THERMOMETERS, SHARPS, AND ILLICIT DRUGS.

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 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.

**Approved sharps containers should be: made of a 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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