Convenient Locations

Community take-back locations allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient location for proper disposal.

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, iodine-containing medications.

For more information about the County of San Mateo Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance, please see:

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