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Prescription Drug Drop Box

Access to the lobby drop box is temporarily suspended to due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This program provides a safe disposal location at the City of Carlsbad Safety Center, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010, for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. Removing unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications from homes reduces access to potentially addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse or theft.

  • Citizens may anonymously place their unused prescription medications into the drop box during business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m).
  • Do NOT use the box for over the counter medications, or other medical supplies not requiring a prescription. These items can be disposed of as regular trash.
  • Prescription medications in containers or prescription bottles can be placed directly into the drop box.
  • Prescription medications without containers should be placed into plastic bags prior to placement in the drop box. Plastic zip lock style bags will be available to assist citizens with this process.
  • Any containers of liquid must be completely sealed.
  • Syringes should not be placed into the drop box. A sharps container will be available for syringe collection.