Clean out that medicine cabinet

Redding Dop Box

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet of unused and unneeded medicine isn’t just being neat and tidy. It’s also helping to keep your community drug free.

Approximately 1 in 3 Shasta County high school students has used a medication to get high sometime in their life. More than half of people get the medication they abuse for free from a friend or family member. By disposing of old prescriptions, you are also preventing these drugs from being abused.
There is now a safe way to dispose of old medications. There are four drop-off locations in Shasta County. Just empty the pills into a sealable plastic bag, and use one of these secure disposal sites:

  • Redding Police Department, 855 Cypress Avenue
  • Anderson Police Department, 2220 North Street
  • City of Shasta Lake Sheriff’s Office, 4488 Red Bluff Street
  • Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, 20509 Shasta Street, Burney

Any prescription or over-the-counter pills are accepted, as well as liquid, ointments and powders that are tightly sealed. These boxes should not be used for illegal drugs, infectious waste or needles/sharps.

Sharps disposal box locations can be found here.

Have more questions? Contact staff by phone at (530) 229-8497, or email You can also find more information at