Disposal of Medicines

Safely Dispose of Unused and Expired Medications - it's FREE!

If you are like most people you have accumulated a collection of prescription and over-the-counter medications - many of which are no longer needed or have expired.

Wastewater treatment plants like Union Sanitary District's are designed to handle normal household wastes. Pharmaceuticals flushed into the sewer system can pass into San Francisco Bay, where they may have an impact on fish and wildlife. 

Many children and the elderly are victims of accidental poisonings due to medication in the home. More teens abuse prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any illicit drug (other than marijuana.)

USD is pleased to support the rollout of MED-Project Pharmaceutical Take-back kiosks throughout Alameda County. There are currently 16 kiosks in the County located in several pharmacies and law enforcement agencies. These kiosks are for residents to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medications at no cost to the consumer.

This program is growing and more kiosk locations will be added soon.

Current MED-Project locations in the Tri-Cities include:

Haller's Pharmacy and Medical Supply
37323 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 797-2772
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Haller's Pharmacy Newark
6170 Thornton Avenue
Newark CA  94560
(510) 797-4333
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mowry Medical Pharmacy
1999 Mowry Avenue, Suite 2A
Fremont, CA  94538
(510) 793-5011
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Newark Police Department
37101 Newark Blvd.
Newark, CA  94560
(510) 578-4237
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Capsule Pharmacy
2557 Mowry Ave, Suite 11
Fremont, CA  94538
(510) 896-8121
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente - Union City
3553 Whipple Rd, Building B, 1st Floor
Union City, CA  94587
(510) 675-2133
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente - Ohlone Building
39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Ohlone Building
Fremont, CA  94538
(510) 248-3141
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

MED-Project is a Limited Liability Company funded by the pharmaceutical industry in response to the Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance of 2012 that has since been amended to include sharps. During the transition, there may be changes to existing drop off locations so please check the MED-Project website for updates: MED-Project.

 

 

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