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.

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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.

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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.

 

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El Desecho Seguro de Medicamentos Recetados Salva Vidas

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription pain relievers 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.

Prevención contra Opioides (Español)

A Prescription for Change

A Prescription for Change is a seven-page informational guide on the abuses of prescription drugs and the illegal disposal of needles in the trash.

Receta Para el Cambio (Español)