Safe Storage & Disposal

Take Back and Mail Back Locations:


Med-Project

MED-Project provides safe disposal locations throughout Marin in drugstores, police departments, county offices, and more. Call 1-833-Med-Project if you have any questions or problems with kiosks.

Inmar’s Safe Medicine Drop

Inmar’s Safe Medicine Drop provides mail back supplies at many pharmacies and other locations throughout the County.

Frequently
Asked
Questions about Safe Storage

safe medication disposal box
MED-Project community kiosk drop-off sites allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicine to convenient locations for proper disposal.

The CDC recommends keeping prescription medication in a place that is out of reach of children and pets. Some medications, including opioids, pose serious health risks when misused and should be kept in a locked box or drawer if possible.

The DEA recommends that you clean out your medicine cabinet twice a year. Safe disposal sites are available year-round, most often at pharmacies. 

Regularly disposing of your medications prevents intentional and unintentional drug misuse and injury. Every year, about two million people end up in the hospital due to drug-related injuries, including medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and overdoses. Children, youth, and the elderly are especially at risk for injury and overdose. Among people who misuse prescription pain relievers like opioids, the most common source (PDF) for the meds is a friend or relative.

Improper disposal can also have harmful environmental effects. Flushing medications can cause a variety of consequences in waterways and negatively impact our communities.

Do not flush your meds!

You can either drop off or mail back your unwanted or expired prescriptions.

• Place pills in either their original packaging (with labels removed for privacy) or put assorted pills in a sealable plastic bag. Liquids in bottles can be placed in sealable plastic bags, as well.

• Next, find your nearest disposal or mail-back site using the two local site finders on our site. If preferred, request a mail-back envelope be sent directly to your home.