Southern Marin Fire Protection District has recently received a Pharmaceutical Waste Receptacle. The Pharmaceutical Waste Container has been placed in the downstairs front lobby of the Sausalito Fire Station, 333 Johnson Street in Sausalito. It is designed for the public to have a safe place to discard old or unused medications.
Drop offs are available during the following hours:
Monday-Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm
When discarding pharmaceutical waste into the drop box, please follow the guidelines below:
1. Remove pills and put into a clear plastic bag. Baggies are available near the receptacle
2. Dispose of pill containers in your home trash. Please do not bring to the fire station.
3. Make sure to remove all identifying information from the label on your prescription bottle
4. Keep liquids, ointments, lotions, etc. in their original containers and place in a baggie
Prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, lotions, creams, oils, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, empty inhalers, and pet medication
Sharp, lancets or EpiPens, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty pill containers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, full-inhalers
This program is not intended for professionally generated medical waste. It should be noted once an item is placed into the Pharmaceutical Waste Container, it cannot be recovered.
This program is anonymous and we will not take anyone’s personal information when they come to use the Pharmaceutical Waste Receptacle.
Sharps may be disposed of at the following sharps disposal locations:
110 Strawberry Village #100, Mill Valley
1 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
227 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley
For more information regarding sharps disposal, visit the Marin County Medical Waste Program website.