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Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Prescription drug abuse is currently being reported by law enforcement agencies across the country as their greatest threat. In addition, unsafe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is costly to the environment.

In response to the growing demand for a safe and convenient way to dispose of household prescription medications, the San Diego Police Department has installed a drop-box at two of its locations - Northwestern Division and Southeastern Division.

The "Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off" pilot program is available to the community. Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications - no questions asked.

Police officers will check the boxes daily, collect the contents and prepare for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with Federal and State laws.

This program not only helps to protect the environment, it can also deter the usage of prescription drugs by unintended parties - including young people facing peer pressure and new ways to "get high." The San Diego Police Department constantly strives to be proactive in enhancing public safety and saving lives.

(This program is for household medications only. Medical professionals are not eligible. Needles and other sharps are not accepted).

Drop-Off Locations

Northwestern Division
12592 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 523-7000
Drop Box is located at the front counter.
Hours of Operation: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Southeastern Division
7222 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3500
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.