Are there prescription medications in your home that are expired or you aren’t
using anymore? If so, Saturday, April 29, 2017 is a great day to get rid of them.
Since the DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events in
2010, millions of pounds of unwanted and unneeded medications have been
surrendered for safe and proper disposal.
One of the most important reasons to dispose of unused medicines is so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands—including those of curious toddlers, teens, and pets, or visitors who may have addiction issues. Throwing drugs away in the trash does not alleviate these risks, and while a handful of medicines do instruct you to “flush” them, you should not assume that all drugs can be flushed. (There is some debate about whether medications actually impact our water system, but a precautionary approach seems to be the consensus.)
To help you safely get rid of your unused prescriptions this coming Saturday, we’ve put together the following list of resources and collection sites around Colorado:
Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program
Colorado Department of Health & Environment
Note: The website has a map and a list of Colorado collection box locations.
Contact: email@example.com or 303-692- 2903
Routt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Drop Box
2025 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Contact: 970-870- 5503
Lyon Drug Health Mart
840 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Note: Bring medications and ask to speak to a pharmacist.
Contact: 970-879- 1114
Moffat County Sheriff’s Office – Safety Center
800 W. First Street, Craig, CO 81625
Note: Look for green metal box inside public entrance of the Safety Center.
Contact: 970-824- 4495
Grand County Sheriff’s Office
670 Spring Street, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Note: Drop box is located in lobby.
Contact: 970-725- 3343
Multiple locations throughout Denver and surrounding metro area https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/medication-take-back-locations-list
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Contact: 719-520- 7871
County Sheriff’s Office and CU Boulder Police Department
Note: There are multiple locations throughout Boulder and Boulder County.
Contact: 303-692- 3320