Safe Storage & Disposal
Find a location – Safely Dispose of Unused & Expired Medications!
Community take-back locations allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient, centralized location for proper disposal. Residents may also go to selected locations to request a mail-back package for expired or unwanted medicines.
MEDICINE MAIL-BACK SERVICES
Mail-Back Services for expired or unwanted medicines are available, free of charge, to disabled and/or homebound residents upon request.
SAFE DISPOSAL SAVES LIVES
October is Prescription Drug Take Back Month in Marin! Time to clean out the medicine cabinet and safely dispose of your expired prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
For safety sake, it is recommended to clean out the medicine cabinet twice annually. It’s time again to gather your unused, unwanted, or unneeded prescription and OTC medications and visit one of the 24 year-round drop-off locations throughout Marin, including CVS pharmacies, Kaiser locations, police departments and more. Safe disposal provides an opportunity for residents to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths in their community.
Download Safe Disposal Saves Lives Brochure
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.