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No Drugs Down the Drain

The City of Corona Department of Water & Power, in conjunction with the Corona Police Department, want to remind you not to flush unused medication down the drain!

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By disposing of medications and medical supplies properly, you:

  • Protect the environment and our water supplies
  • Prevent overdoses and use of expired medication
  • Help keep drugs away from children 

REMEMBER:

  • ALWAYS take medication as directed by your doctor.
  • FINISH your entire prescription when your doctor directs you to.
  • REMOVE your personal identification from medication bottles and containers before you dispose of them.
  • DISPOSE OF UNUSED MEDICATION PROPERLY.

For more information, please visit www.nodrugsdownthedrain.org or call DWP at (951) 736-2234.

For more information, see this flyer in English | Spanish.

Select a tab to see how to properly dispose of each item.

  • Liquids, Pills, Inhalers
  • Syringes & Needles
  • For Commercial/Medical Facilities

Liquids, Pills and Propellant Inhalers 

MEDICATION TYPE DISPOSE IN THE TRASH: TAKE TO:
Liquids

EMPTY liquid medication onto absorbent paper towels or rags.

DISPOSE of with regular trash.
Corona Police Department
730 Public Way
Corona, CA 92880
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Pills

CRUSH pills.

DISPOSE of powdered medication with regular trash.
Corona Police Department
730 Public Way
Corona, CA 92880
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Propellant Inhalers

EMPTY the container by expelling all propellant.

DISPOSE of small empty cylinder in the trash.
Corona Police Department
730 Public Way
Corona, CA 92880
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm

 

Syringes, Needles, Sharps and Lancets

  • Sharps containerDO NOT dispose of sharps, needles, lancets or syringes in the trash.
  • DO NOT take sharps, needles, syringes or lancets to the Corona Police Department.
  • PLACE used needles, syringes, sharps and lancets in a hard sided plastic container, like a bleach or laundry detergent bottle, with a secure lid.
  • PLACE A LABEL on the container that says "SHARPS / NEEDLES." Or print labels online by clicking here or call (951) 486-3200 to receive FREE labels.
  • SECURE the lid and tape the container closed.
  • TAKE CONTAINER to a HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) facility or collection event.

For a list of upcoming HHW events in Corona, click here.

For a list of HHW locations and events, click here.

Commercial and Medical Facilities

For medical facilities and commercial medical waste generators:

  • Only treated medical waste is accepted at Riverside County landfills.
  • The Medical Waste Acceptance Profile Package is required to be completed by all large quantity medical waste generators wishing to gain or maintain landfill privileges in Riverside County.
  • Obtain a copy of the Riverside County Waste Management Department's Medical Waste Acceptance Policy by calling (951) 486-3200.
  • Disposal of treated medical waste is charged at the routine refuse rate. Contact Riverside County Waste Management for a current fee schedule.