Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities/Events
Riverside County residents can dispose of their medication for FREE at any of the County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection facilities and events. Controlled substances are NOT accepted.
Drug Enforcement Agency
Click HERE for information about disposal of controlled substances.
Click HERE for the DEA's Year-Round Drug Disposal Site search tool.
California Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program
California has industry-run statewide stewardship programs that provide safe and convenient disposal options for pharmaceutical and home-generated sharps waste at no cost to the consumer. Click HERE for information.
California Drug Take-Back Program
Check with your local pharmacy to see if they accept pharmaceutical waste. Click on the pharmacies listed below for known pharmaceutical programs:
Riverside County Landfills
Department landfills accept household pharmaceutical waste as routine refuse from residents. Communities and/or non-profit organizations collecting medication from residents are considered a collector of medication; therefore, the medication must be managed as business/commercial pharmaceutical waste. Refer to the Businesses tab on this page for proper disposal. Locations & hours Fee schedule: Routine disposal rates apply
Riverside County Sheriff Station
Residents can access the drop-off box in the lobby of the Jurupa Sheriff Station, 7477 Mission Boulevard, Jurupa Valley, CA during normal lobby hours. Call 951-955-2600 for information on lobby hours. Contact 909-982-8641 for program information. Controlled substances are NOT accepted.