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 has sponsored the Safe Medicine Disposal program since 2007 to allow for the safe disposal of unwanted medications. To participate in this program bring your unwanted medications to any participating location for safe disposal during business hours. Or pick-up a free, Drug Enforcement Agency approved mail-back envelope at participating locations.
To learn more about the program, find a Drop Off Location, or mail-back envelope distribution location near you, visit the Safe Medicine Disposal Program website.