Prescription & OTC Drugs: Rx Disposal Sites

have abused prescription drugs.

OVER 50%
got them free from friends or family.

The misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent drug problem. Properly dispose of expired and unused medications. Make a commitment to keeping our homes and communities safe. It's easy. If you do just one thing, commit to safely disposing of your prescription drugs.

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


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

Here are a few locations throughout the County.

Sharps Disposal Guidelines

The County of Ventura Environmental Health Division and local medical facilities.

Don’t get stuck with used “sharps” -  free containers and disposal for used needles.

> Click here to read the Sharps Disposal Guidelines

Household Hazardous Waste

Public Works Agency, County of Ventura - Local Household Hazardous Waste Facilities (HHW), Collection Event Information, and Recycling Facilities

Most HHW facilities accept expired or unwanted medications; however, medications containing controlled substances are not accepted pursuant to state and federal regulation. Most Ventura County Sheriff stations have pharmaceutical drop-boxes in the station lobby for residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including those containing controlled substances.

> Click here to read the household hazardous waste collection information.

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