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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.

Prescription bottles

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

San Diego Police Department Stations

For a more convenient drop-off option, you can safely dispose of your medications including prescription painkillers at one of the City of San Diego Police Department locations listed below Monday - Friday. Please call in advance for hours of operations.

1401 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Eastern Division
9225 Aero Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123

Northern Division
4275 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92037

Mid-City Division
4310 Landis St.
San Diego, CA 92105

Southern Division
1120 27th St.
San Diego, CA 92154

Western Division
5215 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Northeastern Division
13396 Salmon River Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Northwestern Division
12592 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Southeastern Division
7222 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114

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