Pharmaceutical Drug Waste

Pharmaceutical Drug Waste

Scientific studies show sometimes alarming levels of human medicines in U.S waterways. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove these medicines from wastewater, and they end up in lakes and rivers, where they can adversely affect aquatic animals. For this reason, medications should not be flushed down the drain or thrown away.

Local Year-Round Collection Sites

Free Pick-Up Services for Seniors and Disabled Residents

Seniors and disabled Yolo County residents may call (530) 666-8856 to schedule a free pick-up of sharps, medications, and other household hazardous waste items

More Information

Visit DontRushtoFlush.org for pharmaceutical disposal options in other areas.