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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 Corporation Yard 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 Corporation Yard 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 Corporation Yard 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.