Medicine & Prescription Drugs

Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste

Household medications can be dropped off the following locations in Napa County. No business waste is accepted. You can also check with your pharmacy to see if they accept medications. Please remove personal information from the medication containers before dropping off.  Check out for more info.

For drop-off of non-controlled substances/medications:

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661 | Open Fri & Sat, 9am-4pm

For drop-off of narcotics (controlled) and other non-controlled substances/medications:

Safeway, 3375 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 225-3037

Safeway, 103 American Canyon Rd, American Canyon | (707) 649-5150

Vasconi’s Pharmacy1381 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 963-1444 | Open Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm, closed Sun

Napa Police Department1539 First St, Napa | (707) 257-9223 (Non-Emergency Number) 

Yountville Sheriff Station, 1950 Mulberry St, Yountville | (707) 944-9228 (Use call box at front door for access)

St. Helena Police Station, 1480 Main St, St. Helena | (707) 967-2850

Calistoga Police Station, 1235 Washington St, Calistoga | 707-942-2810


Do you have unneeded medical supplies? Born to Age is a Napa organization that collects and redistributes leftover medical supplies, including gauze, bandages, wheelchairs, walkers, etc. Find out more at


Don’t Flush Down the Toilet

Drugs dissolve when they are flushed down the toilet and can contaminate drinking water sources.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Give to a DEA-Authorized Collector

Some pharmacies and law enforcement offices are registered with the DEA as authorized drug collectors; you can drop-off unused or unwanted drugs at these locations. Find a DEA-authorized disposal location.

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Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Program

Select Walgreens locations now have kiosks for safe medication disposal. Find a kiosk here.

Did You Know?

Don't Rush to Flush Unwanted Medications - English Video

Don't Rush to Flush Unwanted Medications - Spanish Video