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The program works: over 45,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals and 35,000 pounds of sharps were collected in the first five years.

Support Free Disposal of Medicines and Sharps. Join the Sharp Solutions for Home Medicines Program as a Sponsor and Receive Valuable Public Recognition.

The Sharp Solutions for Home Medicines Program is well established and successful, with initial help from state grant funding from CalRecycle. However, the grant ended in early 2010. Program partners now seek private sponsorship support, with extensive marketing benefits, to continue and expand the program for the next several years.

Please see the sponsorship details to learn the MARKETING BENEFITS of sponsoring
such an important program.

Details for Local Santa Cruz County Businesses

Details for National and International Corporations

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Major Funding Partners:

  • City of Watsonville Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • City of Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility Environmental Compliance Program
  • Scotts Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • County of Santa Cruz Sanitation District
  • County of Santa Cruz Public Works Department

Contributing Partners:

  • Walgreens
  • Valle Verde Pharmacy
  • Horsnyder Pharmacy
  • Watsonville Pharmacy
  • Westside Pharmacy
  • Frank’s Pharmacy



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Collaborative program coordinated by the County of Santa Cruz with the Cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, and Scotts Valley.
Funded by local governments, wastewater treatment facilities, and local pharmacies.
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