Pharmaceutical Drug Waste

Pharmaceutical Drug Waste

Scientific studies show sometimes alarming levels of human medicines in U.S waterways. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove these medicines from wastewater, and they end up in lakes and rivers, where they can adversely affect aquatic animals. For this reason, medications should not be flushed down the drain or thrown away.

Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event October 26, 2019

Woodland Residents: Dispose of Medications for free at the Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Woodland Police Department, 1000 Lincoln Avenue

Accepted Items:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Medicated Ointments
  • Inhalers
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins

Items Not Accepted:

Needles, syringes, and other sharps will not be accepted at this event. Drop-off sharps for free at Yolo County Landfill HHW Drop-Off Days every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Yolo County Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H, Woodland, CA 95776. 

Seniors and disabled Yolo County residents may call 530-666-8856 to schedule a free-pick up of sharps, medications, and other household hazardous waste items.

Local Year-Round Collection Sites

Free Pick-Up Services for Seniors and Disabled Residents

Seniors and disabled Yolo County residents may call (530) 666-8856 to schedule a free pick-up of sharps, medications, and other household hazardous waste items

More Information

Visit DontRushtoFlush.org for pharmaceutical disposal options in other areas.