Drug Disposal

The Kensington Police Department participates in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative headed by the DEA. Typically, the DEA will organize two drug take back events each year where residents can bring unused medications, hypodermic needles, and controlled substances to the department and we will have them disposed of properly. These take back events will be posted on the Latest News section of this website once the DEA announces the date.

Permanent Contra Costa County Take-Back Locations:

West Contra Costa HHW Resource Recovery
101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond
888-412-9277

Contra Costa Sheriff’s Field Operations Building
1980 Muir Road, Martinez
800-646-1431

Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center
2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez
800-646-1431

Permanent Alameda County Take-Back Locations:

United Pharmacy
2929 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
510-843-3201

Alta Bates Milvia Outpatient Pharmacy
2500 Milvia Street, Suite 130, Berkeley
510-204-6550

Eden Medical Center
20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
510-537-1234

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site
5584 La Ribera Street, Livermore
510-670-6460

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site
2100 East 7th Street, Oakland
800-606-6606

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site
2091 West Winton Avenue, Hayward
800-606-6606

Elihu M. Harris State Building (Lobby)
1515 Clay Street, Oakland
510-287-1651

Alta Bates Peralta Outpatient Pharmacy
3300 Webster Street, Ground Floor, Oakland
510-869-8835

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office – Eden Township Substation
15001 Foothill Boulevard, San Leandro
510-667-7721
This collection center will take controlled substances or narcotics.

Davis Street Family Clinic
3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro
510-347-4620

NOTE: The above listed permanent drop-off locations do not charge a fee for disposal service.