Safe Medication Disposal

No Drugs Down the Drain!

Please do not flush drugs down sinks or toilets. Drug contents harm the environment and human health. Landmark federal government study found that 80 percent of streams sampled contained drugs, including steroids and reproductive hormones. Water treatment plants cannot filter or neutralize drug contents. Keep drugs out of the water. www.nodrugsdownthedrain.org

Options for Safe Medication Disposal:

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Use these sites to drop off unused medicines:

Valley Health Center
143 North Main Street, Milpitas, Ca 95035
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VHC At Gilroy Pharmacy
7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, Ca 95020
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VHC at Bascom Pharmacy
750 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 885-4600
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Outpatient Pharmacy
751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
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Enborg Lane Pharmacy
2221 Enborg Lane, San Jose, CA 95128
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VHC at Moorpark Pharmacy
2400 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 885-5900
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VHC at East Valley Pharmacy
1993 McKee Rd. San Jose, CA 95116
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VHC at Silver Creek Pharmacy
1620 E. Capitol Expressway, San Jose, CA 95121
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VHC at Tully Pharmacy
500 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 334-1000
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VHC at Sunnyvale
660 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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VHC at Lenzen Pharmacy
6976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, Ca 95126
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Office of the Sheriff
55 West Younger Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110
(800) 211-2220/ (408) 808-4405
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West Valley Patrol Sub-Station
1601 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, Ca 95014
(408) 868-6600
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South County Sub-Station
80 W. Highland Avenue Bldg K, San Martin, CA 95046
(408) 686-3650
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Look for the opening of the Valley Health Center Milpitas in Spring 2010! Currently under construction on North Main Street, this site will accept medicines and sharps for safe disposal.

Visit www.baywise.org for pharmacy locations that will accept unused prescription or over the counter medication.

Or call Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal at (408) 299-7300 to dispose of medication (the County does not accept controlled narcotics) or household chemicals: paint, auto fluids, batteries, pesticides, cleaners or similar items.


Engineering Department Hours:
455 East Calaveras Boulevard Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Phone: (408) 586-3300  

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