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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Options

Pharmaceutical waste such as steroids, prescription and nonprescription drug, antibiotics  and hormones present a danger toTakeAwayenvelopeandmeds_001 family members and pets. 

Mail Back - TakeAway Environmental Return System

  • Pharmacies in Chula Vista offer the TakeAway Environmental Return System for unused medication at NO COST. 
  • Place the medication in the special postage-paid envelope, seal it, and mail it back for environmentally responsible disposal. 
  • This program is limited to (5) five mail-back envelopes per resident per year. 
  • You will need to present proof of residency in Chula Vista to pharmacy staff to receive your FREE special mail-back envelope.

Participating pharmacies include


Coming Soon! Chula Vista residents will have the option to request FREE sharps (syringes) mail-back containers and/or prescription drug mail-back envelopes online! Mail-back service is a free and convenient way to properly dispose of your sharps and unused/expired prescription drugs.

Police Department Lobby Drop-off Box


To keep everyone safe, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works and the Chula Vista Police Department have partnered to provide a FREE, convenient and proper disposal option.

Simply take your pharmaceuticals to a safe and secure receptacle inside the Chula Vista Police Department lobby located at 315 Fourth Avenue. Normal business hours are from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday. 

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