Safe Medicine Disposal Sites

San Mateo County has new medicine disposal locations! These new sites will take most medicines in any dosage form including prescription, nonprescription, brand name and generic drugs at no cost to residents under the requirements of San Mateo County’s Safe Medicine Ordinance operated by MED-Project, a producer funded organization dedicated to responsible medicine disposal and implementation of the Ordinance.

By taking your old medicines to one of the following kiosk drop-off locations, you’ll protect the environment, prevent overdoses and errors, and help keep drugs away from kids and teens.

How to Prepare Medicine for Disposal

  • Dump unneeded pills into plastic baggies. It’s OK to use one bag for different types of pills.
  • Peel off or black out the labels on pill containers and recycle the containers at home.
  • Keep liquids, creams and gels in original packaging.

If you have sharps, please dispose of them at a designated sharps drop off location.

See below for a list of current safe medicine disposal sites. Please contact locations for hours of operation.

 

Safe Medicine Disposal Sites

Millbrae Police Bureau

581 Magnolia Avenue,
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 259-2300
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

Moss Beach Substation

500 California Avenue,
Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 573-2801
Monday - Thursday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 6:00PM

Patrol Services
LiveScan Fingerprinting by Appointment Only
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

San Carlos Police Bureau

600 Elm Street,
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 802-4277
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

Half Moon Bay Substation

537 Kelly Avenue,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-8288
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:30AM - 5:00PM (Closed 12:00PM -1:00PM)

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

Redwood City Main Office

400 County Center, 3rd Floor,
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 216-7616
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Safe Medicine Disposal Sites:
 

Redwood City Main Office

400 County Center, 3rd Floor
Hall of Justice & Records
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 216-7616
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Half Moon Bay Substation

537 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-8288
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:30AM - 5:00PM
(Closed 12:00PM - 1:00PM)

San Carlos Police Bureau

600 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 802-4277
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Moss Beach Substation

500 California Avenue
Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 573-2801
Monday - Thursday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 6:00PM

Millbrae Police Bureau

581 Magnolia Avenue
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 259-2300
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
9:00AM - 5:00PM





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