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 Sonoma County Water Agency is sponsoring the Safe Medicine Disposal program to allow for the safe disposal of unused and unwanted medications. Bring unwanted medications (in original containers with personal information marked out) to any participating location for safe disposal during business hours.
To view Drop Off Locations and see what medications are accepted, visit the Safe Medicine Disposal Program website.