Drug Drop Off Facility Locator

Studies have shown that residential supplies of pharmaceutical controlled substances - those found in our home medicine cabinets - have become the supply of choice for young people and criminals. Many abusers, a high percentage of which are teens, are known to have obtained their controlled substances from the homes of family and friends.

In addition, research has shown that our environment has been threatened by medications being flushed down toilets. Most controlled substances are created synthetically and are not removed through normal water-treatment processes. This can result in the discharge of these substances into the environment and into our groundwater supplies.

The Sheriff's office is pleased to provide this resource to the public in an effort to partner with the community in the fight against drugs. Below is contact information and locations throughout the county where you may safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

Placerville Sheriff's Office

200 Industrial Drive
Property Building
Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 626-5655
Hours of acceptance: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

El Dorado Disposal Materials Recovery Facility


4100 Throwita Way
Diamond Springs CA 95667

(530) 626-4141
Hours of acceptance: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Fire Station 86


3670 Bass Lake Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95726

(530) 621-5300
By appointment only: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

South Lake Tahoe Police Department


1352 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 542-6100
Hours of acceptance: 9:00AM to 5:00PM