Prescription Drug Safety

Local Medication Disposal Bins


Do you have expired, unused or unwanted medications? These pharmacies have bins that can take unused or expired medications. They accept controlled substances, like prescription painkillers. These bins help keep communities, waterways and wildlife safe. Call DHHS Healthy Communities for more information.

 Directions:


  • Remove medications from containers
  • Place them in sealed or zipped plastic bags
  • Drop them into the bin
  • Do not drop off sharps (needles, syringes, Epi Pens).

Safely dispose of medications at the following locations:



Barnes Arcata Family Drug
1080 G St.
Arcata, CA 95521
707-822-2496

Cloney's Pharmacies
2515 Harrison Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501
707-443-7086
Large bins are available at local pharmacies to dispose of old medications.
1567 City Center Rd.
McKinleyville, CA 95519
707-840-9923

Eureka Police Department
604 C St.
Eureka, CA 95501
707-441-4060

Green's Pharmacy
906 Main St.
Fortuna, CA 95540
707-725-4431

Lima's Professional Pharmacy
2097 Harrison Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501
707-441-8500

Humboldt County Courthouse
826 4th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-7251

Palco Pharmacy
113 Main St.
Scotia, CA 95565
707-764-3591

Ring's Pharmacy
362 Main St.
Ferndale, CA 95536
707-786-4511

Willow Creek Pharmacy
39050 U.S. Highway 299
Willow Creek, CA 95573
530-629-3144

Medication Safety Resources


An increasing avenue for abuse stems from kids accessing unlocked medicine cabinets in their own homes. Reducing adverse consequences from alcohol and other drug use involves separating those at risk from the means to harm themselves.  Additional community and online resources include: