Many pharmacies in California offer in-store facilities for disposal of unused medications. Check with your local pharmacy to see if such facilities are available. Unused medications should not go in your garbage, and please do not flush them down the drain. If you aren’t able to get to a household hazardous waste facility or participating pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Administration is asking Americans to keep prescription medications safe and secure until they can properly dispose of them.
For more information about household medication disposal visit: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/medications/household