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Environmental Services

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Options

Pharmaceutical waste such as steroids, prescription and nonprescription drugs, antibiotics  and hormones present a danger to family members and pets. Here are a few ways to properly dispose of unwanted medicine.



1).  Mail-back envelopes available free at Chula Vista pharmacies

  • Pick up a FREE TakeAway mail-back envelope at a participating pharmacy, its easy and convenient. Proof of residency in Chula Vista must be provided pharmacy staff.  
  • Place the medication in the TakeAway 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

Participating pharmacies include:  CVS      COSTCO      SHARP REES-STEALY      RALPH'S      RITE AID      WALGREENS 


2). Request of a mail-back system ONLINE

Chula Vista residents can request FREE sharps (syringes) mail-back containers and/or prescription drug mail-back envelopes online! Mail-back service is a convenient way to properly dispose of your sharps and unused/expired prescription drugs. Click here to request your FREE mail-back containers and/or envelopes.


3). Drop-off locations

Police Department Lobby


315 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista CA 91910

Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-4pm


Please note that mention of the service below does not constitute an endorsement or assumption of any liability by the City of Chula Vista.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Pharmacy Kiosk

751 Medical Center Ct,  

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm. & Saturdays 9am-1:30pm. The kiosk is located in the pharmacy on the second floor.


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