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    Unused and Expired Medicine Drop-off

    NOTE: The City of Santa Monica program has been discontinued as of December 2020. Please visit for information regarding disposal through LA County.

    Did you know that throwing away or flushing your unused/expired medicine could be dangerous to kids, pets, and the environment? The number drug overdoses due to prescription medications has skyrocket over the years, especially among children.

    From an environmental perspective, medications thrown in the trash or poured down the drain can end up in landfills or oceans, and have the potential to leach into the soil and contaminate groundwater and aquatic animals.

    This program will ensure that potentially dangerous medicines are safely disposed of and that our kids and the environment are protected.



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