Safe Disposal of Medications and Sharps

Proper drug disposal is key to preventing prescription misuse and abuse. Visit the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website to find a local drug disposal center near you. Visit for more information about medication waste disposal.

See below for CA county-specific resources on medication and sharps disposal:

Campus (Region)

Local Disposal Centers

Medication Disposal

Sharps Disposal

 UC San Diego

(San Diego County)


UC Irvine

(Orange County)

UC San Francisco

and UC Hastings

(San Francisco County)


UC Los Angeles

(Los Angeles County)


UC Merced

(Merced County)

UC Santa Cruz

(Santa Cruz County)