Safe disposal of prescription medications

Here’s how to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs.

Drug Take Back Day

Sharp HealthCare sponsors community disposal for prescription drugs as part of Drug Take Back Day events that occur every April and October, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The DEA accepts expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps — only pills or patches. You can also visit to find other collection sites near you.

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Year-round drug disposal

Sharp supports safe prescription drug disposal year-round through secure, confidential disposal kiosks at outpatient pharmacy locations at both Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Sharp Coronado Hospital.

Learn about the kiosks