Disposal of Medicines

USD's Permanent Medicine Drop-off Sites 

  • Keep Pollutants Out of Our Water
  • Prevent Accidental Poisonings
  • Reduce Drug Abuse

USD collaborates with Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Haller's pharmacies to provide a program that allows residents to safely and responsibly dispose of expired or unwanted medications at their convenience. 

USD and its partners provide permanent dropoff sites for the Tri-Cities. Bring your expired and unused medications to one of the following locations for FREE safe disposal: 

Washington Hospital Main Lobby 
2000 Mowry Avenue 
Fremont, CA
(510) 797-1111 

Washington Hospital Community Health Resource Library 
2500 Mowry Avenue 
Fremont, CA
(510) 494-7030 

Haller's Pharmacy and Medical Supply 
37323 Fremont Boulevard 
Fremont, CA
(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.

Washington Township Medical Foundation at Newark 
6236 Thornton Avenue 
Newark, CA
(510) 248-1860 
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Washington Township Medical Foundation at Nakamura Clinic 
33077 Alvarado Niles Road 
Union City, CA
510) 248-1500
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Washington Township Medical Foundation at Warm Springs Clinic
46690 Mohave Drive 
Fremont, CA
(510) 248-1065
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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

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


Don't Flush Your Drugs!

If you are like most people you have accumulated a collection pf 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.)

Union Sanitary District will pay for the medicines to be hauled away from the safe disposal drop-off locations above and incinerated. 

Pour pills into a sealable plastic bag. Remove personal information from empty containers and recycle them. Liquids should be left in their bottles and put into a sealed plastic bag to prevent leakage (black out or remove personal information.) 

For more information, call USD at (510) 477-7637, or visit www.baywise.org .


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