Simply bring your unwanted, unused or expired medication to a Kern Rx Return disposal site and drop it in—just like putting a letter in a mailbox.

Acceptable for Disposal

  • Prescription pills, tablets, capsules
  • Ointments
  • Creams, lotions
  • Patches
  • Powders
  • Liquid medicines (4 ounces per disposal)

Unacceptable for Disposal

  • Needles, syringes, sharps containers
  • Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol spray cans, batteries, thermometers
  • Chemicals
  • Home-based care or durable medical equipment supplies
  • Trash

To return home generated needles, syringes or sharps please locate the nearest Kern County Public Works Special Waste Facility.

Our Locations

Find a Drop Box Near You:

North Chester Pharmacy

1822 N. Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: +1 661-399-3337

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Komoto Pharmacy Delano

1017 Ellington St, Delano,
CA 93215

Phone: +1 661-725-9489

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Closed

El Tejon Pharmacy

2900 Brundage Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304

Phone: +1 661-325-7284

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

El Tejon Pharmacy

2819 N. Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: +1 661-399-2901

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

El Tejon Pharmacy

3544 Mt. Pinos Way,
Frazier Park, CA 93225

Phone: +1 661-245-1660

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Auburn Pharmacy

5645 Auburn Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306

Phone: +1 661-871-8881​

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Your Drug Store

2303 Niles Point,
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Phone: +1 661-325-2487

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-1pm
Sun: Closed

Komoto Pharmacy

2110 Truxtun Ave. Suite
100 Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: +1 661-327-7524

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 9am-1pm
Sun: Closed

Taft Police Department

320 Commerce Way,
Taft, CA 93268

Phone: +1 661-763-3101

Mesa Clinical Pharmacy

12608 Mountain Mesa Rd.,
Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Phone: +1 760-379-6106

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Ridgecrest Sheriff Substation

128 E. Coso Ridgecrest,
CA 93555

Phone: +1 760-384-5800​

Express Pharmacy

825 Central Valley Hwy Shafter, CA 93263

Phone: +1 661-746-5600

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Lake Isabella Sheriff Substation 7046

Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake
Isabella, CA 93240

Phone: +1 760-549-2100

 

Lee's Niles Drug Store

1405 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Phone: +1 661-327-9317​

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9.30am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Arvin Police Department

200 Campus Drive
Arvin, CA 93203

Phone: +1 661-854-5583​

Operation Hours: 
Mon-Sun: Open 24 Hours