The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with other state and local law enforcement agencies and local business encourage you to take your expired or no longer prescription drugs to a drug drop off location. This effort is focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances and other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets. throughout the year.
Generally accepted items:
- Prescription drugs
- Herbal drugs.
- Any pill, powder or fluid type medication
Items not accepted:
- Aerosol medications
- No Needles and sharps
- Mercury thermometers
- Oxygen containers
- Chemotherapy/radioactive substance
- Pressurized canisters
- Illicit drugs
The following is a list of business that will take the medications year around:
Tri-County Health Department
Authorized collectors may collect pharmaceutical controlled substances and non-controlled substances. Controlled and non-controlled pharmaceuticals may be co-mingled in a single collection receptacle, however, it is not required.
These authorized collectors CANNOT accept or dispose of illicit drugs (e.g., schedule I controlled substances such as marijuana, heroin, LSD). For more information on how an authorized collector can dispose of controlled substances, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/fact_sheets/disposal_registrant.pdf
For more information on what the general public can dispose of and how they can dispose of unwanted controlled substances, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/fact_sheets/disposal_public.pdf
For additional information on prescription drug use and safety tips, please visit: http://takemedsseriously.org/
Facts about prescription drug abuse in Colorado.