Medication & Sharps Disposal

caregiver disposing of medical waste

Please dispose of sharps and unneeded medications safely. Do not put them in the trash. This includes home-generated sharps waste, which consist of devices used to penetrate the skin in order to administer medications. 

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

1042 Nord Ave., Chico

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Enloe Outpatient Pharmacy

1531 Esplanade, Chico

Enter on Magnolia Avenue at W. Fifth Avenue

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Refill Line: 530-332-6470 | Phone: 530-332-6870
Fax: 530-893-6996

Unwanted and expired medications in any dosage form are accepted, in their original container or a sealed bag. See hours and a list of exceptions.

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.