Medicine and Prescription Drugs

Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste

Household medications can be dropped off the following locations in Napa County. No business waste is accepted. You can also check with your pharmacy to see if they accept medications. Please remove personal information from the medication containers before dropping off. 

Check out or CalRecycle for more info and drop off location listings throughout California.

For drop-off of non-controlled substances/medications:

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661 | Open Fri & Sat, 9am-4pm

For drop-off of narcotics (controlled) and all other non-controlled substances/medications:

Safeway, 3375 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 225-3037

Safeway, 103 American Canyon Rd, American Canyon | (707) 649-5150

Kaiser Permanente Napa Pharmacy, 3285 Claremont Way, Napa | (707) 258-4440

CVS, 675 Trancas St, Napa | (707) 252-2844

CVS, 1558 Trancas St, Napa | (707) 253-7918

Rite Aid, 1203 West Imola Ave, Napa| (707) 255-4218

Napa County Sheriff’s Office (lower lobby), 1535 Airport Blvd, Napa | (707) 253-4256 | Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (except holidays) 

American Canyon Police Department (front lobby), 911 Donaldson Way E, American Canyon | (707) 551-0600 | Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm (except holidays) 

Yountville Sheriff Station, 1950 Mulberry St, Yountville | (707) 944-9228 (Use call box at front door for access)

St. Helena Police Station, 1088 College Ave, St. Helena | (707) 967-2850

Calistoga Police Station, 1235 Washington St, Calistoga | 707-942-2810


Do you have unneeded medical supplies? Share the Care and Born to Age are Napa organizations that collect and redistribute leftover medical supplies, including gauze, bandages, adult diapers, nutritional supplements, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.


Don’t Flush Down the Toilet

Drugs dissolve when they are flushed down the toilet and can contaminate drinking water sources.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Give to a DEA-Authorized Collector

Some pharmacies and law enforcement offices are registered with the DEA as authorized drug collectors. You can drop-off unused or unwanted drugs at these locations. Find a DEA-authorized disposal location.

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Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Program

Select Walgreens locations now have kiosks for safe medication disposal. Find a kiosk here.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Each April and October the DEA hosts a nationwide drug take back day. Find a drop off location and the date of the next take back day.


Pill Bottle Donation

Donate empty plastic pill bottles to Matthew 25: Ministries for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling.

Ways to Reuse

Repurpose Empty Pill Bottles

Put empty pill bottles to good use by repurposing them as travel containers and organizers for items such as cotton swabs, bobby pins, spare buttons, mini sewing kits, jewelry, coins, earbuds, and other knickknacks and supplies.

Did You Know?

Don't Rush to Flush Unwanted Medications - English Video

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