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Walgreens - Palo Alto - 4170 El Camino Real

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4170 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306
(650) 858-2007

Mon - Sun: 8 am - 10 pm daily

Walgreens is accepting any unwanted, unused, or expired medication at their Drop-Off box located next to the Pharmacy. Accepts prescription medications, ointments, and patches. Also accepts over-the-counter medications, ointments, lotions, and liquids. Pet medications, vitamins, aerosol cans, and inhalers also accepted. Does NOT accept "sharps" (including needles and thermometers), Hydrogen Peroxide, or illegal drugs. For more information on safe medication disposal, please visit

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Medications CVS does not accept controlled substances. All medications must be in their original containers.
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  • Safe Disposal
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