I know I shouldn’t flush old medications down the toilet; where can I take them?

Even advanced wastewater treatment processes can’t remove medications/pharmaceuticals from wastewater. Traces of medications that pass through the treatment plant can harm aquatic organisms and potentially affect groundwater sources or people. To reduce the threat of medications in the environment, dispose of them at a collection facility. The following is listing of medication drop-off locations in Napa County – please call in advance to confirm drop-off capabilities and hours:

For drop-off of non-controlled substances and medications only:

  • Hazardous Waste Collection Facility | 889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661 | Open Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm

For drop-off of narcotics and other controlled substances and medications (and non-controlled substances/medications):

  • American Canyon Safeway |103 American Canyon Road, American Canyon | (707) 649-5160 (Pharmacy)
  • Napa County Sheriff’s Office | 1535 Airport Blvd, Napa | (707) 253-4509
  • Napa Police Department | 1539 First St, Napa | (707) 257-9223 (Non-Emergency Number)
  • Napa Safeway | 3375 Jefferson Street, Napa | (707) 225-3040 (Pharmacy)
  • Yountville Sheriff Station | 1950 Mulberry St, Yountville | (707) 944-9228 (Use call box at front door for access)
  • Yountville Veterans Home | 123 California Drive, Yountville | (707) 944-4500
  • Vasconi’s Pharmacy | 1381 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 963-1444 | Open Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm, closed Sundays
  • St. Helena Police Station | 1480 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 967-2850
  • Calistoga Police Station | 1235 Washington St, Calistoga | 707-942-2810

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