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Medicine Recycling

Published on: 1/22/2015 10:34 AM




DO NOT FLUSH MEDICATIONS DOWN THE TOILET.  Although this was a practice used in the past, new studies show that prescription and over-the-counter drugs are not completely removed when passing through waste water treatment plants.  Harm to marine and plant life can be caused by improper disposal.  Please bring any unused or expired prescription drugs and other over-the-counter medications to a local medication drop-off location for proper disposal.  Controlled Substances WILL be accepted at the listed drop-off locations below.



For a list of controlled substances please click here.
For a list of drop-off locations for Sunnyvale residents please click here.




Click here for Medication Drop-off Locations


If you are a business that generates medical waste please contact the Santa Clara County Medical Waste Program at 408-918-3400 or click here.​