General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567


Drug Drop Off Facility Locator

Studies have shown that residential supplies of pharmaceutical controlled substances - those found in our home medicine cabinets - have become the supply of choice for young people and criminals. Many abusers, a high percentage of which are teens, are known to have obtained their controlled substances from the homes of family and friends.

In addition, research has shown that our environment has been threatened by medications being flushed down toilets. Most controlled substances are created synthetically, and are not removed through normal water-treatment processes. This can result in the discharge of these substances into the environment and into our groundwater supplies.

The Sheriff's office is pleased to provide this resource to the public in an effort to partner with the community in the fight against drugs. Below is contact information and locations throughout the county where you may safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

200 Industrial Drive, Placerville, CA 95667


Comments: Property Building. Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

El Dorado Disposal Materials Recovery Facility

4100 Throwita Way, Diamond Springs CA 95667


Comments: Hours of acceptance: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fire Station 86

3670 Bass Lake Road, El Dorado Hills, CA 95726


Comments: By appointment only. Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

South Lake Tahoe Police Department

1352 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


Comments: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM