UNWANTED OR EXPIRED MEDICATION
- Before throwing out a medicine container, scratch out all identifying information on the prescription label to make it unreadable. This will help protect your identity and the privacy of your personal health information.
- When in doubt about proper disposal, talk to your pharmacist.
- Visit http://www.savesfbay.org/pharmaceutical-disposal-sites to find out where to dispose of your unwanted or expired medication.
- Allied Waste Services - http://www.alliedwastedalycity.com/hazardous_materials.cfm
- Recology - http://www.sunsetscavenger.com/hazardousWasteFacility.htm
ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE INFO MAY BE FOUND HERE:
- Visit SFEnvironment - http://www.sfenvironment.org/article/toxic-products-disposal/toxics-product-disposal-for-residents
- Great tidbit from SFEnvironment: What should you do with an empty household chemical container? If it's empty and it's 5 gallons or smaller it's NOT hazardous waste. Household chemical containers that are 5 gallons or smaller in size and are empty and dry can be safely and legally handled in collection equipment. Empty aerosol paint cans and empty latex (acrylic or water based) paint cans may be placed in your blue cart. ALL nozzles, caps and lids MUST BE REMOVED and placed separately into the recycle collection bin. Put all other types of empty hazardous waste containers into your black cart for disposal - do not try to recycle these containers.
- Visit San Mateo Countywide http://www.flowstobay.org/cs_too_toxic.php
- Visit RecycleWorks - http://recycleworks.org/