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Safe Waste Disposal: Medicine

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Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance

The Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance went into effect on May 28, 2015. Using an extended producer responsibility model, the Ordinance requires medicine producers who manufacture prescription or over-the-counter medicines offered for sale in San Mateo County to design, develop, and fund a medicine collection and disposal program for unwanted medicine from residents. The County provides oversight to ensure that the Program meets the needs of the community and adheres to the Ordinance.