Home-Generated Medication & Sharps Disposal

Please dispose of sharps and unneeded medications safely. Do not put them in the trash. Safe disposal is easy and free. By disposing of unwanted or expired medications at a local drop-off location, you will help protect your family, community and environment.

Medication Drop-Off

Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1101 Marauder Street, Chico
Hours: Friday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Please remove pills from original containers and place in clear ziplock bag.

Walgreens Pharmacy
860 East Ave., Chico (back in the pharmacy area)
Hours: 24/7

Additional Butte County drop-off locations
For a complete listing of drop-off locations for home-generated medications, visit the Butte County Household Hazardous Waste website, or call toll free, 1-866-429-2288.

Sharps Drop-Off

For a complete listing of local drop-off locations for sharps, visit the Butte County Household Hazardous Waste website, or call toll free, 1-866-429-2288.

Sharps are needles, lancets, catheters, scalpels, dental tools and any other device that pierces the skin of people and animals. They are banned from municipal solid waste streams because of the risk they pose to solid waste collection workers and the public.

More Resources

Follow these links for additional information about safe disposal of home-generated waste as well as recycling.

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