Medicine Disposal Program

Safe Medicine Disposal Program

While wastewater treatment removes most pollutants, trace amounts of some substances may be harmful to aquatic life. Over the last decade, there is growing evidence that pharmaceuticals, when flushed down the toilet, tend to persist in highly treated wastewater. Continual, multi-generational exposure of aquatic life to multiple pharmaceuticals is proving to have negative consequences on our environment.

The City of Cloverdale is part of a program to safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications. Bring any unwanted medication (in original containers) to any participating drop-off location listed below during business hours for safe disposal.

What to Do:

  • Gather your unwanted medications and other approved items.
  • Bring the medications in their original containers to the drop-off locations shown below.
  • Give the medications to the onsite staff for disposal.

Items Accepted:

  • Prescription pills & capsules
  • Over the counter pills & capsules
  • Medication samples
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Homeopathic remedies
  • Pet Medications
  • Medication Patches

Items not Accepted:

  • IV Bags
  • Bloody or Infectious Waste
  • Personal Care Products
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Full Inhalers
  • Liquid medications, ointments, lotions, creams
  • Thermometers

Drop off your unused medicines at your local participating pharmacy:
Cloverdale Pharmacy
790 S Cloverdale Boulevard
Phone: 707-894-4414

For questions, visit the No Drugs Down the Drain website.