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MEDICAL WASTE

Be safe with infectious waste!

Safe methods of disposal for medical wastes such as sharps or needles are necessary for many people who may routinely check their own blood levels or give themselves medical injections.  Be extremely careful; if these needles are not properly disposed of, they could injure collection or landfill employees.

The IWMA operates a free Home Generated Sharps Disposal Program.  Dispose of used needles, syringes, lancet and other sharp objects in a free disposal container which is now available from area pharmacies.  When the container is full, return it to the pharmacy and receive a new container.  This service is free to households.

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Pharmacy

Address

City Phone
Albertsons-Sav-On (AG) 1132 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande 473-9131
CVS (AG) 1435 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande 474-5712
Rite Aid (AG I) 1690 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande 474-0469
Rite Aid (AGII) 1207 Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande 489-1830
KMart 1570 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande 481-8484
Walmart 1168 W Branch Way Arroyo Grande 474-4300
Albertsons-Sav-On (AT) 8200 El Camino Real Atascadero 462-0379
CVS (AT) 8320 El Camino Real Atascadero 466-0634
En Soleil Pharmacy 5735 El Camino Rea Atascadero 928-4700
Rite Aid (AT) 7055 El Camino Real Atascadero 466-8722
Walgreen Drug 8005 El Camino Real Atascadero 462-9272
Cambria Drug & Gift 2222 Main St. Cambria 927-7283
Cayucos Pharmacy 124 N. Ocean Ave. Cayucos 995-3538
Best Care Pharmacy 1051 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-1961
Vonís (GB) 1758 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-0877
Los Osos Rexall Drug Store 989 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1017
Medicine Shoppe 1199 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1447
Rite Aid (LO) 1110 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-5779
Ralphs Grocery 1320 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-0112
Morro Bay Drug & Gift 600 Morro Bay Blvd., B Morro Bay 771-9988
Rite Aid 740 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 772-6198
CVS Pharmacy 610 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-2740
Nipomo Rexall Drug Store 330 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-1929
Vonís (NI) 520 W. Tefft Nipomo 931-1850
Albertsons-Sav-On (PR) 189 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 237-1627
CVS (PR) 187 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-2815
Rite Aid (Paso I) 1151 Creston Rd. Paso Robles 239-3028
Rite Aid (Paso II) 2424 Spring St. Paso Robles 239-3208
Target  2305 Theatre Dr. Paso Robles 227-0105
Walmart 180 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-1212
Cayucos Pharmacy 124 N. Ocean Ave. Cayucos 995-3538
Best Care Pharmacy 1051 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-1961
Vonís (GB) 1758 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-0877
Los Osos Rexall Drug Store 989 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1017
Medicine Shoppe 1199 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1447
Rite Aid (LO) 1110 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-5779
Ralphs Grocery 1320 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-0112
Morro Bay Drug & Gift 600 Morro Bay Blvd., B Morro Bay 771-9988
Rite Aid 740 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 772-6198
CVS Pharmacy 610 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-2740
Nipomo Rexall Drug Store 330 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-1929
Vonís (NI) 520 W. Tefft Nipomo 931-1850
Albertsons-Sav-On (PR) 189 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 237-1627
CVS (PR) 187 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-2815
Rite Aid (Paso I) 1151 Creston Rd. Paso Robles 239-3028
Rite Aid (Paso II) 2424 Spring St. Paso Robles 239-3208
Target  2305 Theatre Dr. Paso Robles 227-0105
Walmart 180 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-1212
CVS (PB) 827 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 473-1112
Health Quest Pharmacy 911 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 489-0888
Rite Aid 531 Five Cities Dr Pismo Beach 773-1825
Community Health Center Pharmacy 2180 Johnson, Suite A San Luis Obispo 269-1300
Costco 1540 Froom Ranch Rd San Luis Obispo 541-7000
CVS Pharmacy 3960 Broad St San Luis Obispo 783-2903
CVS 1300 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo 549-0991
CVS 717 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 547-9885
Health Plus Pharmacy 948 E. Foothill San Luis Obispo 541-0977
Kohana Pharmacy 181 Tank Farm Road San Luis Obispo 542-0864
Rite Aid 1251 Johnson Ave. San Luis Obispo 545-0655
Rite Aid 765 Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo 543-5697
Vons 3900 S. Broad St. San Luis Obispo 541-1055
Central Coast Pharmacy Specialists 590-A Main Street Templeton 434-5999
Cayucos Pharmacy 124 N. Ocean Ave. Cayucos 995-3538
Best Care Pharmacy 1051 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-1961
Vonís (GB) 1758 Grand Ave. Grover Beach 481-0877
Los Osos Rexall Drug Store 989 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1017
Medicine Shoppe 1199 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-1447
Rite Aid (LO) 1110 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-5779
Ralphs Grocery 1320 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 528-0112
Morro Bay Drug & Gift 600 Morro Bay Blvd., B Morro Bay 771-9988
Rite Aid 740 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 772-6198
CVS Pharmacy 610 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-2740
Nipomo Rexall Drug Store 330 W. Tefft Nipomo 929-1929
Vonís (NI) 520 W. Tefft Nipomo 931-1850
Albertsons-Sav-On (PR) 189 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 237-1627
CVS (PR) 187 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-2815
Rite Aid (Paso I) 1151 Creston Rd. Paso Robles 239-3028
Rite Aid (Paso II) 2424 Spring St. Paso Robles 239-3208
Target  2305 Theatre Dr. Paso Robles 227-0105
Walmart 180 Niblick Rd. Paso Robles 238-1212
CVS (PB) 827 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 473-1112
Health Quest Pharmacy 911 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 489-0888
Rite Aid 531 Five Cities Dr Pismo Beach 773-1825
Community Health Center Pharmacy 2180 Johnson, Suite A San Luis Obispo 269-1300
Costco 1540 Froom Ranch Rd San Luis Obispo 541-7000
CVS Pharmacy 3960 Broad St San Luis Obispo 783-2903
CVS 1300 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo 549-0991
CVS 717 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 547-9885
Kohana Pharmacy 181 Tank Farm Road San Luis Obispo 542-0864
Rite Aid 1251 Johnson Ave. San Luis Obispo 545-0655
Rite Aid 765 Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo 543-5697
Vons 3900 S. Broad St. San Luis Obispo 541-1055
Central Coast Pharmacy Specialists 590-A Main Street Templeton 434-5999
       
       
       

 

Remember, always handle sharps with care.
Never dispose of sharps in the garbage.
Store out of reach of children.
This information is useful no matter where you live. Safety is universal.

If you don't want to participate in the free Home Generated Sharps Disposal Program, the following mail-back services are approved by the California Department of Public Health:

EnviroMed Safety & Compliance
(877) 340-2430

GRP & Associates
(800) 207-0976

Sharps Compliance, Inc.
(800) 772-5657

Stericycle, Inc.
(800) 355-8773 or (800) 527-0666

WCM (Waste & Compliance Management, Inc.)
Homes Sharps Disposal
(877) 436-5480

XMED Disposal, Inc.
(866) 735-9709

Please note these mail-back services are not free.

For additional information on requirements for use of these mail-back services, contact the California Department of Health Services, Medical Waste Program at (916) 449-5671 or visit them online at: 

http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/medicalwaste/Documents/MedicalWaste/mailback.pdf

Don't forget online resources such as Earth-Shield Sharps Disposal System.

Physicians offices, dental offices and hospitals which create a large volume of medical and infectious waste may not dispose of these wastes in the trash.  The California Department of Health Services Medical Waste Management Program regulates businesses in San Luis Obispo County which generate medical and infectious waste.  For more information on proper disposal of these wastes, contact the California Department of Health Services Waste Management Program at (916) 449-5671 (fax: 916-449-5665) or the San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health at 781-5544.

State law specifically prohibits disposing of medical waste such as prescription medicine, other pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter remedies (except for sharps) at IWMA Household Hazardous Waste drop off facilities. For more information on proper disposal of medical wastes other than sharps, contact the California Department of Health Services Waste Management Program at (916) 449-5671 (fax: 916-449-5665) or the San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health at 781-5544.

The "Home Generated Sharps Disposal Program" is funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.


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