Pharmaceutical Drop-Off

Pharmaceutical Drop-Off

The Resource Recovery Division and San Marcos Police Department offer residents an anonymous prescription and over-the-counter drug drop-off service in the front lobby of the Police Department.

Residents may deposit expired or unwanted medications into a secure kiosk. The medicines are removed and incinerated regularly, keeping the unwanted medications from polluting the environment and water supply.

The City asks residents to mark out their personal information on the containers and leave the prescription name visible.

The lobby at the San Marcos Police Department is open 24/7 and is monitored closely with video cameras

AcceptedNot Accepted
Over-the-counter medications

Needles (Accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off)
Prescription medicationsInhalers (Not Empty: return to the pharmacy. Empty: separate the plastic dispenser from the metal canister then recycle.)
Prescription ointments

Aerosols (Accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off)
Prescription patchesLiquids (Mix liquid with dirt, cat litter, or used coffee grounds. Place mixture in a container like a sealed bag. Dispose of in the trash. Mark out personal info on the bottle, then recycle.)
Pet medications

Medications from buisnesses