Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship

Spilled pill bottles and needle container

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Unwanted and improperly managed pharmaceutical drugs and home-generated sharps waste present significant public health, safety, and environmental problems at the end of their useful lives.

The Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program (Public Resources Code (PRC) sections 42030-42036.4) established industry-run statewide pharmaceutical and home-generated sharps waste stewardship program(s) to require safe and convenient disposal options for pharmaceutical drugs and home-generated sharps waste at no cost to the consumer.

Where and How Do I Dispose of Pharmaceuticals?

How Do I Dispose of Home-Generated Sharps Waste?

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