Safe Medicine Disposal Instructions for West Sacramento

Post Date:05/09/2018 1:00 PM

How Does it Work?

Step 1.  Remove the label or conceal your name and prescription information on your medication containers.  

Step 2.  Prepare your medicines for disposal:

  • Pills:  Dump unwanted pills into a clear, sealed plastic bag. Recycle empty pill containers in your curbside recycling bin.
  • Liquids & creams:  Leave liquid and cream medications in their original container for disposal. 

Step 3.  Take your medications to the West Sacramento Police Department weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop your medications in the secure Don’t Rush to Flush collection bin located in the lobby.

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What can I put in the bins?

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications

What can’t go in the bins? 

  • Sharps
  • Inhalers
  • Cannabis Products
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Bandages/Biological Waste

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