Pharmaceutical Disposal Bin

In association with both the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and with the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, the Moraga Police Department offers a receptacle for expired or unwanted prescription drugs. The goal of this service is to keep medications from entering our water system, which benefits everyone, as well as to reduce the misuse of unused prescription medication.

How to Use

The disposal bin is located in the lobby of the Police Department and can be utilized Monday through Fridbin to deposit old medicationsay between the hours of 9 am to 4:45 pm.

To utilize this service, please take pills out of their containers and put them in a ziplock bag from home or some are  also provided in the lobby, then deposit the bag into the bin. All other items should remain in their respective containers and should be placed and sealed in ziplock bags. Do not place pharmaceutical containers (pill bottles) in the bin so that excessive plastic is not burned in the disposal process.


The Moraga Police Department does not take sharps (syringes or hypodermic needles). The Moraga-Orinda Fire Department does accept sharps for disposal at Fire Station 41 located at 1280 Moraga Way.