Prescription & OTC Drugs: Rx Disposal Sites

Use of Ventura County's Prescription Drug Disposal Program

Nearly 1 in 5 Ventura County residents have dropped off unused or expired Rx drugs at a County disposal bin.

Ventura County is actively engaged and committed to preventing prescription drug misuse and abuse. One of the ways the County works to address the issue locally is by reducing access, especially to teens. VCBH Alcohol and Drug Programs, in collaboration with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, established a countywide Rx disposal program that allows residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired Rx medication via secure, confidential disposal bins.
Source: Ventura County Community Health Survey, 2014-15

Since 2009, over 16 tons of Rx drugs have been collected and destroyed by the Ventura County Rx Abuse & Heroin Workgroup partners in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Source: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, February 2017

Disposal Bin Locations

Call your local police department for safe, confidential drop-off bins.

Sharps Disposal Guidelines

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What You Can Do

  • Commit to safely disposing of your prescription drugs
  • Get the facts on Rx & OTC drug abuse
  • Dispel the myth that Rx drugs are safe to abuse
  • Know the signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Monitor and secure all medications

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