Medicine & Prescription Drugs

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Stockton and San Joaquin County residents can drop-off unused or unwanted medicines at the following Stockton locations: 

Angkor Pharmacy
4555 N. Pershing Avenue 95207
Accepts controlled medications
(209) 473-4706
Forty Nine Drug Co.
937 N. Yosemite Street 95203
Accepts controlled medications
(209) 465-2671 
Rx Express Pharmacy
711 E. Market Street 95202
Accepts controlled medications
(209) 462-1465 
Community Medical Centers
701 E. Channel Street 95202
Accepts non-controlled medications ONLY
(209) 624-5800
Community Medical Centers
1031 Waterloo Road 95205
Accepts non-controlled medications ONLY
(209) 940-5600
El Dorado Drug Store
Accepts controlled medications
(209) 464-7722 
San Joaquin County HHW Collection Facility
7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street 95206
Accepts non-controlled medications ONLY
(209) 468-3066

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy
7373 West Ln., 1st Floor 95205
Accepts controlled medications
(209) 476-3242


For additional locations and information about medication disposal, visit Don’t Rush to Flush at  

If you have medication that you need to dispose of bring it to the next DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Event on October 27, 2018. See the Drug Ennforcement Agency event page for details.

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Don’t Flush Down the Toilet

Drugs dissolve when they are flushed down the toilet and can contaminate drinking water sources.


Always Scratch Out Personal Information

To protect your identity and privacy, scratch out any identifying information before disposing of empty or filled containers. Any empty bottles can be thrown in the trash.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Give to a DEA-Authorized Collector

Some pharmacies and law enforcement offices are registered with the DEA as authorized drug collectors; you can drop-off unused or unwanted drugs at these locations. Find a DEA-authorized disposal location.

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Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Program

Select Walgreens locations now have kiosks for safe medication disposal. Find a kiosk here.

Did You Know?

Don't Rush to Flush Unwanted Medications

Check out this fun video from Santa Clara County to see how easy it is to dispose of unwanted medications correctly, and why it’s so important.

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