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Medications

Prescription bottles

All prescription medications require special handling. You can safely dispose of your medications at the following locations:

San Diego Police Department Stations

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Police Department Station drop-off locations are not available at this time. Find prescription painkiller disposal drop-off locations near you.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Transfer Facility

The City of San Diego accepts over-the-counter or prescription medication at its HHW Transfer Facility by appointment only.

Note: Prescription painkillers are NOT accepted at the City's Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility. All other medications are accepted.

Learn more about proper disposal of medications