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Sharp Solutions for Home Medicines
|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
|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|
|Eligibility:||Open to All|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|Medical Waste Disposal|
|This record last modified February 21, 2013|