Pharmaceutical Disposal

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Click here to learn more about the new ordinance that will expand the County’s medicine collection program.


Don't flush your old medications.


  • Protect the environment
  • Prevent overdoses and errors
  • Keep drugs away from children


Disposal Procedures:

  • Remove excess packaging like boxes and bottles.
  • Consolidate pills in ziplock bag or tied off bag.
  • Leave liquid medications in their original containers.
  • If you have sharps with medication, dispose of these at a designated sharps drop off location.

There are confidential drop-off containers at the following Police Departments:

Belmont Police Department
One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA
(650) 595-7400

Brisbane Police Department
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA
(415) 467-1212

Burlingame Police Department
1111 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
(650) 777-4100

Daly City
Daly City Police Department
333 90th Street
Daly City, CA
(650) 991-8119

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Police Dept.
537 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1719
(650) 726-8288

Hillsborough Police Department
1600 Floribunda Avenue
Hillsborough, CA
(650) 375-7400

Millbrae Police Bureau
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office   
581 Magnolia Avenue
Millbrae, CA
(650) 259-2300

Moss Beach
San Mateo County Sheriff's
North Coast Sub-Station
500 California Avenue
Moss Beach, CA
(650) 573-2801
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA
(650) 738-7314

Redwood City
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
400 County Center, Third Floor
Redwood City, CA
(650) 599-1536

San Bruno
San Bruno Police Department
1117 Huntington Avenue
San Bruno, CA
(650) 616-7100

San Carlos
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Carlos Police Bureau
600 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA
(650) 802-4277

San Mateo
San Mateo Police Department
200 Franklin Parkway
San Mateo, CA
(650) 522-7710

South San Francisco
South San Francisco Police Department
33 Arroyo Drive, Suite C
South San Francisco, CA
(650) 877-8900

For more information, please call Environmental Health, (650) 372-6200. Click here to learn more about the program that will expand the County’s medicine collection program.

Updated Program Overview
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