Residents

Community Development Agency

This site provides information for medicine, sharps (i.e. needles) and medical waste generated in residential households. Medical waste generated at households must be properly disposed to prevent the exposure of the public to pathogens that may be present in blood and bodily fluids and to prevent chemicals in waste medications from entering the environment.

Sharps waste can include: needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications.

Pharmaceutical or medicine waste can include: any type of medication no longer needed for use or expired. This can include over-the-counter (OTC) medications (i.e. Aspirin) or medications prescribed by a doctor.

December 22, 2021: The County issued a Notice of Determination for Inmar's Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Plan.

December 9, 2021: The County has received a revised  Inmar Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Plan for Marin County dated November 16, 2021. Public comments on the Plan were accepted from November 23, 2021 through December 3, 2021. Public comments have been posted below.

Alcohol Justice Public Comments

MED-Project Public Comments

RxSafe Marin/Nancy Vernon Public Comments

  Requests for disability accommodations may be made by email at EHSMedicalWaste@marincounty.org. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

If you have any questions please contact the Medical Waste Program at EHSMedicalWaste@marincounty.org or call 415-473-6907.


Environmental Health Services

3501 Civic Center Drive, Ste 236
San Rafael CA 94903
Office 415-473-9607
Fax 415-473-4120

Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


 

Sharps Disposal

Marin Sanitary Household Hazardous Waste Facility: Provides Marin County households (except Novato) with a safe and convenient option for sharps disposal.

Residential Drop-off Kiosks

Businesses CANNOT utilize residential drop-off sites for disposal of sharps waste generated at their place of business. If any of the listed drop-off sites are inoperable or out of service, please notify our office for investigation.

Sharps Residential Drop-Off Kiosk Locations
Location Address
Jack's Drug Store 121 Tunstead, San Anselmo
Kaiser Downtown Offices 1033 Third Street, San Rafael
Kaiser Medical Center 99 Montecillo Road, San Rafael
Kaiser Permanente 97 San Marin Drive, Novato
Lucky Pharmacy 570 Magnolia, Larkspur
Marin Recycling Center 565 Jacoby Street, San Rafael
Novato Community Hospital Outpatient Lab 165 Rowland, Novato
Novato HHW Facility 7576 Redwood Blvd., Novato
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy 7514 Redwood Blvd, Novato
Ross Valley Pharmacy 1525 E. Francisco Blvd., Ste. #1, San Rafael
Safeway Pharmacy 1 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Safeway Pharmacy 800 Redwood Highway Frontage Rd #110, Mill Valley
Safeway Pharmacy 5720 Nave Drive, Novato
Safeway Pharmacy 950 Las Galinas, San Rafael
The Spahr Center 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera
Walgreens 227 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley
Walgreens 155 Northgate One, San Rafael
Walgreens 820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo
Walgreens 830 Third Street, San Rafael
West Marin Pharmacy 11 4th Street, Point Reyes Station

Pharmaceutical Medicine Waste Disposal

MED-Project: Operates community kiosk drop-off sites and mail-back services for residents to dispose of expired or unwanted medicine.

Inmar Intelligence Consumer Drug Take-Back: Operates community kiosk drop-off sites and mail-back services for residents to dispose expired or unwanted medicine.

Donating Medical Supplies, Equipment and Medication

Medical/Biomedical Supplies and Equipment

Marin Medical Equipment Recyclers

Medshare

Dialysis Supplies

Bridge of Life

Diabetic Supplies

Insulin for Life - USA

diaTribe

LifeCare Alliance

Unused Medications

National Conference of State Legislators – State Prescription Drug Repository Programs

SIRUM

If you utilize any of these programs, we would appreciate any feedback of the viability, convenience, etc. to provide useful resources to the public. Please email feedback to EHS.