1 IN 5 TEENS
have abused prescription drugs.
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
DISPOSAL BIN LOCATIONS
Call your local police department for safe, confidential drop-off binsHere are a few locations throughout the County.
- Camarillo Police Department, 3701 East Las Posas Road, Camarillo (805) 388-5100
- East County Patrol Station, 2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks (805) 494-8260
- Fillmore Police Department, 524 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore (805) 524-2233
- Headquarters Patrol Station, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura (805) 654-2304
- Moorpark Police Department, 610 Spring Road, Moorpark (805) 532-2700
- Ojai Police Department, 402 South Ventura Street, Ojai (805) 646-1414
- Port Hueneme Police Department, 250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme (805) 986-6530
- Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley (805) 583-6950
Sharps Disposal Guidelines
The County of Ventura Environmental Health Division and local medical facilities.
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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.
To Learn More
- See PEERx: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention website, an online educational initiative to discourage abuse of prescription drugs among teens. This is a helpful and easy to read site for your teens and helps to start the dialogue about drug abuse.