FREE Drop-off at HHW facility

West Contra Costa residents may drop-off unwanted or old medicine, pharmaceuticals and “sharps” (needles, syringes and lancets) for free at the West County HHW Collection Facility.

Please follow these directions for drop-off:

  1. Keep medicine/pharmaceuticals in original container;
  2. Leave the drug name intact. Black out personal information, including names, prescription numbers and doctor’s name;
  3. Drop-off unwanted medicine/pharmaceuticals at the HHW Collection Facility at 101 Pittsburg Ave., Richmond.

Note: No controlled substances will be accepted.

Drop-Off Locations

  • Pinole Police Station: 880 Tennent Avenue, Pinole
  • Richmond Police Station: 1701 Regatta Blvd, Richmond
  • West County Wastewater District Office: 2910 Hilltop Drive, Richmond
  • West County Permanent HHW Collection Facility: 101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond
  • El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center: 7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito

Pick-Up Service for the Disabled and Seniors

Pick-up service is available for the disabled and seniors 65 years and older. Call (888) 412-9277 for more information or schedule a pick-up.

For more information, visit the CalRecycle Pharmaceutical Drug Waste page.


Hazardous Waste

Special Instructions