No Drugs down the Drain
Goleta West Sanitary District supports efforts to safely dispose of unwanted medicines (also known as pharmaceuticals), keeping them out of our waste and water stream.
Once it was common practice to flush prescription medicines down the toilet. Your doctor or pharmacist may have directed you to do this. We now know that flushing medications is bad for our environment – affecting water quality and the health of our ocean and beaches.
Now you can drop your no longer needed medicines at one of many drop off stations around the county.
Drop off stations are located at each of the Sheriff’s nine substations, located throughout the county. For more info on pharmaceutical disposal and drop off sites: