Medical Waste Program

Community Development Agency

The purpose of the Medical Waste program is to protect the health of the public, health care facility personnel, and landfill personnel from exposure to medical wastes containing potentially infectious pathogenic organisms. This is accomplished by regulation of medical waste generators through inspection, complaint investigation, emergency response, enforcement, public education, and assistance to industry in regards to the handling, storage, treatment and disposal of medical waste.

The Marin County Environmental Health Services is the designated local enforcement agency (EA) implementing the medical waste program in Marin County in accordance with the Medical Waste Management Act.

For fee information, please download the EHS Medical Waste Program Fee Schedule. A technology fee surcharge will be assessed on each permit separately from the permit fee in order to offset County costs associated with the permit tracking system.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact our office at (415) 473-6907.


Household Sharps and Pharmaceutical FREE Waste Drop-Off Locations

Not all facilities take Pharmaceutical Waste. Please help us reduce volume - dump pills into a baggie. This program is not intended for professionally generated medical waste. For more information on household pharmaceutical disposal, please go to

Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste

Jack's Drug Store

121 Tunstead, San Anselmo
(415) 454-1451

Kaiser Downtown Offices

1033 Third Street, San Rafael
(415) 482-6800

Kaiser Medical Center

99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael
(415) 444-2000

Kaiser Permanente

97 San Marin Drive, Novato

Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

Belvedere Police Department

450 San Rafael Ave, Belvedere Tiburon
(415) 435-2611

Central Marin Police Authority
Larkspur Station

250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
(415) 927-5150

Central Marin Police Authority
San Anselmo Station

525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo
(415) 927-5150

College of Marin Police Department

700 College Ave., Village Square 1, Kentfield
(415) 485-9696

Marin County Probation

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 259, San Rafael
(415) 473-6599

Marin Medical Pharmacy

750 Las Gallinas, San Rafael
(415) 479-1930

Mill Valley Police Department

One Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley
(415) 389-4100

Novato Police Department

909 Machin Avenue, Novato
(415) 897-4361

Ross Police Department

33 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross
(415) 453-2727

San Rafael Police Department

1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael
(415) 485-3000

Sheriff's Office / Coroner's Office

1600 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 205, San Rafael
(415) 473-6043

Tiburon Police Department

1155 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon

Sharps ONLY

Lucky's Pharmacy

570 Magnolia, Larkspur
(415) 924-6738

Marin Aids Project

910 Irwin Street, San Rafael
(415) 457-2487

Marin Recycling Center

Open Tuesday through Saturday - 8:00am - 3:30pm
565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael
(415) 485-6806

MCC Pharmacy

3110 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael
(415) 755-2514

Novato Community Hospital Outpatient Lab

165 Rowland, Novato
(415) 209-1420

Novato HHW Facility

7576 Redwood Blvd., Novato
(415) 892-7344

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy

7514 Redwood Blvd, Novato
(415) 892-3722

Ross Valley Pharmacy

1525 E. Francisco Blvd., Ste. #1, San Rafael
(415) 924-2480

Safeway Pharmacy

1 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
(415) 388-2701

Safeway Pharmacy

110 Strawberry Village #100, Mill Valley
(415) 360-9020

Safeway Pharmacy

5720 Nave Drive, Novato
(415) 881-9260

Safeway Pharmacy

950 Las Galinas, San Rafael
(415) 472-8221


227 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley
(415) 380-8402


155 Northgate One, San Rafael
(415) 479-2260


820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo
(415) 482-0191


830 Third Street, San Rafael
(415) 455-9919

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