Butte Glenn Medical Society

Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications

Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications
The Butte-Glenn Medical Society partners closely with county department and our Butte Glenn Opioid Coalition and the Butte Youth Now Coalition to raise awareness and educate the public on how to safely dispose of unused and expired medications. In addition to the safe disposal sites noted below, there are annual drug take back days each spring and fall. October 26, 2019 is the next national Drug Take Back day and is a great reminder to everyone.

Do not flush medications. Flushing medications leads to contamination of our water.

Do not leave prescriptions in your home without locking them in a safe place. Young children, adults and anyone who comes into your home can take those medications. This can lead to problems including accidental overdoses.

We do recommend you keep Narcan or Naloxone in your home along with prescription opioids.

Here is a list of safe disposal spots in Butte and Glenn counties. These locations may change so we recommend calling in advance. This list was last updated in Summer 2019.
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
    • 1042 Nord Ave., Chico
    • 530-566-1358
  • Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    • 1101 Marauder St., Chico
    • 530-879-6900
  • Oroville Police Department
    • 2055 Lincoln Blvd., Oroville
    • 530-538-2448
  • Feather River Health Center Pharmacy
    • 5125 Skyway, Paradise
    • 530-872-2000
  • Orchard Hospital
    • 240 Spruce St., Gridley
    • 530-846-9000
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