Vallejo residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications for free Mondays – Thursdays between 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Vallejo Police Department, located at 111 Amador St.
Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem and has been linked to a large number of unintentional child poisoning incidents. In addition, unwanted and outdated medications pose a serious contamination threat to drinking water.
Since most pharmacies will not take back expired or unused medications, this new program is working to ensure that residents have an opportunity to safely dispose of medications on an ongoing basis.
When disposing of medications, residents should remove all labels and personal information and place containers in a plastic bag, ensuring that lids are tight on liquids and gel medications.
This program is for uncontrolled substances only. Residents should check with their doctor or pharmacy to determine if their medications are categorized as a controlled or uncontrolled substance.
For information, contact Derek Crutchfield at (707) 648-5346 or via email [email protected]