Medical Waste Recycling/Disposal Programs

Disposing of unused medications can be problematic. Getting rid of them down the toilet, drain, or in the garbage is not only illegal, but alsoPharmaceutical Drop-off  harmful to the environment.  In order to provide a sound alternative, the Town of Danville is now offering a convenient, no-cost way to dispose of pharmaceuticals. 

Between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, residents may come to the Danville Police Department, 510 La Gonda Way to dispose of their unused or expired drugs.   Regardless of whether they are prescription or non-prescription, all unused or expired drugs must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, then deposited in  the Pharmaceutical Disposal Bin located in the Police Department Lobby.

Rules behind the drop-off include:

1.  All pills must be emptied from their original containers and placed in a resealable plastic bag.

2.  Original pill containers should be recycled after removal of all personal information.

3.  All liquids are to be kept in their original container and placed inside a resealable plastic bag.

Syringes, lancets or pen needles (Sharps of any kind) can be disposed of in a separate bin provided through the Contra Costa County Solid Waste Authority.

For more information on the prescription drop-off, contact the Danville Police Department at (925) 314-3700.