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Sharp Solutions for Home Medicines

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General Agency Information
Name:Sharp Solutions for Home Medicines
Alternate Name(s):County of Santa Cruz, Department of Public Works
Address:701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-2160
Description:City of Capitola (831) 475-7300
City of Santa Cruz (831) 420-6048
City of Scotts Valley (831) 438-0910
City of Watsonville (831) 768-3103

A safe, free, and environmentally responsible way to get rid of old household medicines and sharps.
Take waste medications and needles to any convenient drop-off site including many pharmacies around Santa Cruz County.

Check the website for current collection locations, then call to confirm times.

Note that some sites take only sharps or only medicines. Deposit your items in the clearly labeled drop-box at the site or hand your items to pharmacy counter staff or other facility personnel.

FUNDING SOURCE: Major funding for the startup of this program was provided by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now CalRrecycle). Ongoing funding is provided by the local government partners, local wastewater treatment facilities, and local pharmacies.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation:Varies
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:See Description Notes
Subject Headings
 Medical Waste Disposal
Medication Disposal
This record last modified July 3, 2014

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