Pollution Prevention Programs
To prevent misuse and keep medications from entering our waterways, please dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications responsibly. Flushing unused or expired medications down the sink or toilet can pollute the environment.
Learn more here about the disposal options available to you!
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dental Effluent Guidelines (40 CFR 441) took effect on July 14, 2017. Dentists that place or remove amalgam are required to install amalgam separators and follow two Best Management Practices (BMPs). Existing dentists have three years to comply with the new regulations, but new facilities that start discharging after the effective date need to comply immediately. In both situations, the dental practice will need to submit a One-Time Compliance Report to Regional San.