Disposal of Prescription Medicines

Can tossing prescription or over-the-counter medications down the drain or flushing them down the toilet threaten the good health of our ground water? Some chemicals from these drugs cannot be easily removed. Help us keep our water safe and delicious for all! Learn more about the proper disposal of household medications here.

LOCALLY IN JOSHUA TREE, HOUSEHOLD MEDICATIONS AND WASTER ARE COLLECTED HERE:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Every 3rd Saturday of the month
9am – 1pm
Joshua Tree HHW Facility
62499 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree

San Bernardino County residents only, identification will be required
Waste brought before 9am will not be accepted; waste must be accepted by County Fire Department personnel

Bring unwanted:
· Motor oil / used filters
· Auto and household batteries
· Paint products
· Antifreeze
· Household cleaners
· Pesticides and fertilizers
· Medications: separate liquids from solids (excluding controlled substances)
· Home generated sharps / needles in approved container
· Fluorescent tubes
For electronic disposal, contact Burrtec at 760/365-2015

Do not bring:
· Wastes from foreclosed properties & non-profit organizations
· Business/commercial wastes
· Radioactive wastes
· Medical wastes other than sharps
· Asbestos
· Explosives
· Reactives
· Tire, appliances, furniture, air conditioner, etc.
· Electronic wastes

For questions or more info contact San Bernardino County Fire Department, Household Hazardous Waste Division 909/382-5401 or 800/645-9228