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No Drugs Down the Drain

Household Sharps and Pharmaceutical
FREE Waste Drop-Off Location

For more information on household pharmaceutical disposal, please go to
Please contact the drop off facilites listed below for information about drop off hours and any special pharmaceutical or sharps handling requirements they may have.

Various cold prescription bottles and a syringe isolated on a white background.

Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste
Jack's Drug Store
121 Tunstead, San Anselmo
(415) 454-1451
Kaiser Downtown Offices
1033 Third Street, San Rafael
(415) 482-6800
Kaiser Medical Center
99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael
(415) 444-2000

Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY
Belvedere Police Department
450 San Rafael Ave, Belvedere Tiburon
(415) 435-2611
Central Marin Police Authority
Larkspur Station

250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
(415) 927-5150
Central Marin Police Authority
San Anselmo Station

525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
(415) 927-5150
College of Marin Police Department
700 College Ave., Village Square 1, Kentfield
(415) 485-9696
Marin County Probation
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 259, San Rafael
(415) 473-6599
Marin Medical Pharmacy
750 Las Gallinas, San Rafael
(415) 479-1930
Mill Valley Police Department
One Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley
(415) 389-4100
Novato Police Department
909 Machin Avenue, Novato
(415) 897-4361
Ross Police Department
33 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross
(415) 453-2727
San Rafael Police Department
1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael
(415) 485-3000
Sheriff's Office / Coroner's Office
1600 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 205, San Rafael
(415) 473-6043
Tiburon Police Department
1155 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon
(415) 789-2801

Sharps ONLY

Sharps ONLY
Kaiser Permanente
97 San Marin Drive, Novato
Lucky's Pharmacy
570 Magnolia, Larkspur
(415) 924-6738
Marin Aids Project
910 Irwin Street, San Rafael
(415) 457-2487
Marin Recycling Center
Open Tuesday through Saturday - 8:00am - 3:30pm
565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael
(415) 485-6806
MCC Pharmacy
3110 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael
(415) 755-2514
Novato Community Hospital Outpatient Lab
165 Rowland, Novato
(415) 209-1420
Novato HHW Facility
7576 Redwood Blvd., Novato
(415) 892-7344
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
7514 Redwood Blvd, Novato
(415) 892-3722
Ross Valley Pharmacy
1525 E. Francisco Blvd., Ste. #1, San Rafael
(415) 924-2480
Safeway Pharmacy
1 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
(415) 388-2701
Safeway Pharmacy
110 Strawberry Village #100, Mill Valley
(415) 360-9020
Safeway Pharmacy
5720 Nave Drive, Novato
(415) 881-9260
Safeway Pharmacy
950 Las Galinas, San Rafael
(415) 472-8221
227 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley
(415) 380-8402
155 Northgate One, San Rafael
(415) 479-2260
820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo
(415) 482-0191
830 Third Street, San Rafael
(415) 455-9919

If there is no drop off facility near your home

If no disposal instructions are given on the drug labeling and no take-back program is available in your area, you may throw the drugs in the household trash following these steps:

  • Remove them from their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds, dirt, or kitty litter (this makes the drug less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through the trash seeking drugs).
  • Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag. * Please DO NOT flush drugs down the toilet.

*Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration:, last updated May 9, 2017.