San Diego County Sheriff’s Imperial Beach Station


Medications in standard containers may be deposited in collection boxes. Loose medication can be put into plastic bags available at the collection box and then deposited. Please ensure any liquid medication is enclosed in secure containers before depositing. Once collected, evidence staff will ensure the medication is disposed of according to federal standards.

Most prescription drug drop-off locations are open weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. Call the station’s non-emergency number for hours.


Make sure sharps are stored in a sharps container kit or in a rigid, puncture-resistant, tightly-sealed container, including: bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles, or coffee cans with lids. Containers should be no larger than 2 liters or 1/2 gallon. Drop off for sharps is located outside of the station.

Do not put in: paper or plastic bags, glass containers, cardboard or coated paper containers, plastic bottles that have a CRV (California Redemption Value), or milk jugs.

Most drop-off bins for sharps are located outside of the station, call the station’s non-emergency number to confirm.


Call the non-emergency number to have a deputy dispatched to your home where they will pick it up.

Station non-emergency number: (619) 498-2400


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