Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet, Safely

Rid yourself of leftover medication at a county sponsored safe drop-off day.

Got unused or expired medications cluttering up your bathroom cabinets?

Little known fact: throwing them out or flushing them down the drain can contaminate the water supply and cause injury to your neighbors.

But you can protect the environment by participating in the Sonoma County's "Safe Medicine Disposal Program," where county businesses host drop-off stations for clean disposal of unwanted drugs.

Locally, you can drop them off at , 264 First Street East, on Friday, April 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.


  • prescription and over-the-counter-pills
  • Liquid medications and sealed ointments, lotions and creams
  • Veterinary medications
  • Vitamins,supplements and homeopathic remedies
  • Medical patches
  • Empty inhalers
  • Medical samples

Not Accepted

  • controlled substances
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • IV bags
  •  Bloody or infectious waste
  •  Personal care products (lotion, shampoo, etc.)
  •  Aerosol cans
  • Epi-pens, needles or sharps
  • Thermometers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medical marijuana
Rena B April 28, 2011 at 12:38 AM
I guess I am naive because I did not realize how important it is not to flush old pills down your toilet. Thanks for this informative article and for letting us know about the drop off.


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