Medication Disposal

medicationThe Costa Mesa Sanitary District no longer has a drop box for disposing of non-controlled medications. As an alternative, please utilize Walgreens Pharmacy at 1726 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949-629-9714) or visit Orange County Waste & Recycling's website to view the various drop box locations throughout the county.

How else can I dispose of my medications?

  • 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.