Medical Waste Program

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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. The only facilities that take controlled substances are police stations and the Sheriff's Office. This program is not intended for professionally generated medical waste.

Sharps AND Pharmaceutical Waste

Jack's Drug Store

121 Tunstead, San Anselmo
(415) 454-1451

MCC Pharmacy

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

Ross Valley Pharmacy

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

(415) 258-4610
West Marin Pharmacy

4th & A Street, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
(415) 663-1121

Pharmaceutical Waste ONLY

Central Marin Police Authority

250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
(415) 927-5150

Golden Gate Pharmacy

1525 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
(415) 455-9042

Marin County Environmental Health Services

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 236, San Rafael
(415) 473-6907

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

San Anselmo Police Department

525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo

San Rafael Police Department
(No Liquids)

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

Sheriff's Office / Coroner's Office
(No Liquids)

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

Southern Marin Fire

333 Johnson Street, Sausalito
(415) 388-8182

Tiburon Police Department

1155 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon

Sharps ONLY

Kaiser Permanente

1033 Third Street, San Rafael

Kaiser Permanente

99 Montecello Road, San Rafael

Kaiser Permanente

97 San Marin Drive, Novato

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

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

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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