Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations | Congressman Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations

To better serve you, my office has compiled a list local sites where you can properly dispose of your unused or expired medication. Please scroll down to find prescription drug drop off locations in our area.

Thank you for doing your part on this issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority people who abuse painkillers get them from a friend or family member. If you can find old or expired drugs in your medicine cabinet, chances are a child, friend, or family member can stumble onto them just as easily. Safely disposing of any unused prescriptions in your medicine cabinet could help save a life.

Making it easier for people get rid of their prescriptions in a safe way is why I introduced the bipartisan Dispose Responsibly of Pills (DROP) Act. My bill will help local law enforcement, clinics, pharmacies, and other authorized collectors provide permanent drop off sites for people to safely get rid of their medication.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. We’d be happy to help you in any way that we can.

Note: It may be necessary to remove pills from bottles and place them in a plastic zip lock bag and remove information that could be used to personally identify you. Some facilities may also only accept certain types of controlled substances. You may call any facility you’re planning on visiting first to ensure that you’re complying with any necessary rules.

Citrus Heights:

6144 Dewey Dr
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Phone: 916–723–4118
Open 24 Hours

Elk Grove:

Elk Grove Police Station
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 478-8000
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Doesn’t accept sharps.

7299 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 691–4412
Open 24 Hours

Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center
9255 Disposal Lane
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 627-3232
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Note: Only for household generated sharps and over the counter drugs in original containers. Prescriptions may be dropped off at the Elk Grove Police Department.


Folsom Police Department
46 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7239
Hours: Weekdays from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding Wednesdays & holidays
Note: Please remove pills from bottles and put in a plastic zipper bag. Syringes & epi pens not accepted. You may learn more on the Folsom Police Department’s website.

Folsom Hazardous Materials Division
(916) 355-8350
Note: This service is available to Folsom residents only. The City of Folsom’s Hazardous Materials Division can come directly to your door to pick-up hazardous materials, including unused or expired prescription drugs, as long as they're not narcotics. Folsom residents may take other prescriptions to the Folsom Police Department. Please call for more information or visit their website to learn more.

Safeway Pharmacy
1850 Prairie City Road
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-2450
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Note: Only for non-controlled substances or over the counter drugs. Otherwise you may dispose at the Folsom Police Department.

Rancho Cordova:

Rancho Cordova Police Department
2897 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
(916) 875 9600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Available for unused or expired prescription drugs, won't take certain controlled substances.


Valley Pharmacy
7600 Hospital Drive #A
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 423-2098
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

California State University, Sacramento Pharmacy:
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 278-6040
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 PM (Closed for lunch from Noon to 1:00 PM).
Note: The CSU, Sacramento pharmacy is on the first floor of the WELL building, located near the north end of Hornet Stadium.

Sacramento County Sheriff
7000 65th St
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 876-8300
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Note: Doesn’t accept needles.

Sacramento County Sheriff
5510 Garfield Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 874-1021
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Note: For pills only.

North Highlands:

Sacramento County North Area Recovery Station
4450 Roseville Road
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 875-5555
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM