Medication and Hazardous Waste

Did you know that prescription medication and household hazardous waste such as electronics, cleaning supplies and motor oil is hazardous to sanitation workers, can harm wildlife, and affects water quality in Windsor's creeks if they are not properly disposed? The Town of Windsor urges businesses and residents to prevent pollution related to these items by following the guidelines provided below.

medication bottles with pills spilling outMedication Disposal

Windsor residents can drop off their old or unused prescription medication at the following locations: 

Safeway Pharmacy, 9080 Brooks Road (707) 837-2002  

Windsor Police Station, 9291 Old Redwood Highway #300 (707) 687-2498

Health First Pharmacy, 9070 Windsor Road (707) 837-7948 (weekdays only)

Please note: medical sharps must be collected in an FDA-approved container and taken to a household hazardous waste collection event or mailed to an approved disposal site. For more information, visit Sharps/needles | Zero Waste Sonoma

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

The following are a few examples of household items that do not belong the regular trash:  propane tank, car battery, plastic gas can, old antifreeze bottle

Sonoma County Resource Recovery has residential curbside pickup service for batteries and motor oil. Click here for details and instructions or visit  

All other hazardous waste must be taken to Zero Waste Sonoma's Central Disposal Site at 500 Mecham Road, Petaluma or check the calendar for the next collection event in Windsor.