MED-Project is the entity implementing the Product Stewardship Plan, including the education and outreach programming.
If you are having a medical emergency, contact emergency medical services immediately by dialing 911.
If you think you have ingested something poisonous, contact emergency services immediately. Please dial 911 or contact your local poison control center.
Follow these same instructions if you get blood or other bodily fluids in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin. For more information on viruses and needle-stick prevention, visit the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
If you believe your pet may have ingested human or animal medication not intended for consumption by your pet, please contact your veterinarian or local animal poison control hotline.
Please direct all questions regarding your medication and sharps to your health care provider.
You should follow any storage instructions provided by your healthcare provider and any written instructions provided with your medication or listed on its packaging. In addition, many government agencies provide information regarding safe storage of medication. Possible sources include the National Institutes of Health's information page and the CDC's information page.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) provides information regarding Proposition 65. Information can be accessed via OEHHA's Proposition 65 web site.
Do not flush prescription medications down the toilet unless the information on the label, package or package insert specifically instructs you to do so. Never place sharps in the trash or recycling, and never flush them down the toilet.
Please remove all personal and identifying information from labels and/or packaging before disposal of expired or Unwanted Medicines.
MED-Project is providing disposal locations throughout the unincorporated areas of the City. For more information about the location nearest to you, please visit the Convenient Locations portion of the MED-Project web site.
There will be no fee for disposal charged at the point of collection.
Sharps may be deposited at sharps kiosks at MED-Project collection sites. Unwanted Medicines may be deposited at separate unwanted medicines kiosks at MED-Project collection sites.
Several government agencies provide information regarding safe disposal of medication. Please refer to the FDA’s website for more information: “Consumer Updates: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines.”
Several government agencies provide information regarding safe disposal of sharps. Please refer to the FDA’s website (“Needles and Other Sharps (Safe Disposal Outside of Health Care Settings)”).
For more information, please dial the hotline at 1-844-MED-PROJECT.
The following disposal options and sequence should be considered when disposing of Unwanted Medicines and Sharps:
Check the Package: If there are any specific instructions for disposal on the label, package or package insert, please follow those instructions.Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the information on the package specifically instructs you to do so.
To protect your privacy, consumers are reminded to remove all personally identifiable information on medication labels or packaging before disposing of Unwanted Medicines.
Never place Sharps in the trash or recycling, and never flush them down the toilet. Disposing of sharps in the trash or recycling may put trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.
Convenient Locations: Community kiosk drop-off sites allow residents to bring expired or Unwanted Medicines and Sharps to free, convenient, locations for proper disposal. For more information, please visit the Convenient Locations portion of the MED-Project web site.
Mail-Back Packages: Mail-Back services may be available to residents upon request. For more information, please visit the Mail-Back portion of the MED-Project website.
In-Home Disposal: If no disposal instructions are given on the drug labeling and no take-back program is available in your area, throw the drugs in the household trash following these steps:
Never place Sharps in the trash or recycling, and never flush them down the toilet. Disposing of Sharps in the trash or recycling may put trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.