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Medicine and Prescription Drugs

Prohibited at Alameda County HHW Facilities

Medicine and prescription drugs ARE NOT accepted at the Alameda County HHW facilities in Oakland, Livermore and Hayward.

Unwanted medicines should never be flushed down the toilet or placed in the trash, unless specifically stated on the packaging. Instead, unused or expired medicine should be dropped off at a collection kiosk. Sharps should be placed in a FDA approved sharps container and brought to a location that accepts sharps. 

Find drop-off locations

Disposal Options:

  • The HHW facilities in Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward CAN NOT accept medicine and prescription drugs.
  • Dispose of your unwanted medicines at self-service kiosks, search our RE:Source guide for drop-off locations near you.
  • Get a free prepaid Mail-Back envelope sent to your homecall Med-Project 1 (844) 633-7765 or request one online by clicking here.