Timely disposal of prescription medicine can reduce the risk of others taking the medication accidentally or misusing the medication intentionally. The best and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your prescription medicine is through a proper drug disposal program. We have created a list of various locations that accept medication disposals in Costa Mesa and within a local radius. Commonly accepted medication waste includes prescription medications, ointments, lotions, liquid medication bottles, vitamins, aerosol cans, and inhalers.
Note: Please contact the drop off location to verify whether they accept the medications you wish to dispose of.
|CVS Pharmacy||Walgreens||In-Store Pharmacy|
|3911 S Bristol St, Costa Mesa
|1726 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa
3650 South Bristol St, Santa Ana
|1150 Baker St, Costa Mesa
|3000 S Bristol St, Santa Ana
|2701 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa
|2521 Eastbluff Dr, Newport Beach
|5385 Alton Pkwy, Irvine
Visit Orange County Waste & Recycling's website to view the various drop box locations throughout the county.
- All medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted at various Orange County drop sites during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in April and October of each year. For details and locations, visit the event website or check with your local police department.
- Put unwanted or expired medications in a zip bag. Pour hot water into the bag. Add kitty litter, soil, or tissue paper to soak up the liquid. Place the entire bag into the mixed waste trash cart. For step-by-step instructions, click HERE.