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.

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. 

Approved Stewardship Plans

Stewardship Plan Annual Reports

Environment Department Biennial Reports


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