Information and resources on implementation of the San Francisco Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance 

 


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance on March 17, 2015, with an effective date of April 25, 2015. The Ordinance factsheet (PDF) provides additional information on the background and requirements of the Ordinance.

Current Program

Medicine collection kiosks are operational under the Inmar Intelligence and MED-Project stewardship programs. Inmar and MED-Project are both supplementing the medicine collection kiosk sites with mail-back envelope distribution locations, where San Francisco residents can pick up a free, prepaid standard medicine mail-back envelope (for pill, liquid, and cream medicine formulations). Pre-filled injector products, such as EpiPens©, cannot be disposed in kiosks. Free prepaid mail-back packages for Pre-filled injector products are available at no cost by request online or by calling 844.633.7765. 

Public Comment Period Regarding Proposed Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance Regulations

The Department held a public hearing and public comment period regarding adoption of proposed regulations for the Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance on March 6, 2023. The Department revised the March 2023 proposed regulations in response to public comments received and held a second public comment period regarding adoption of the revised proposed regulations from September 15, 2023 to October 16, 2023. 

Approved Stewardship Plans

Stewardship Plan Annual Reports

Environment Department Biennial Reports

Regulations

Stewardship Plan Approval History


Additional Resources

How to Safely Get Rid of Unwanted Medicine (Residents)
Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Requirements for Producers and Wholesalers
Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance
Safe Medicine Disposal Policy - Information and Resources