Dump your prescription drugs on Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DENVER - Don't let those expired, leftover pain pills, antibiotics and cold medicines collect in your home. Police and sheriff's offices will dispose of them for you.

Drop-off locations will be set up across the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

These yearly Drug Take-Back Day events are designed to keep prescription and over-the-counter medicines out of the water supply and away from abuser and drug dealers.
Items which cannot be accepted for take back programs:

  • Needles and/or Sharps
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Oxygen containers
  • Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine  

Drug Take-Back Day Locations:


1625 S. University  
1331 Cherokee St.  
1566 Washington Street  


Aurora Municipal Center, East Side
15151 E. Alameda Parkway

The Medical Center of Aurora, north parking lot
1501 S. Potomac St.

Arapahoe County:

The Streets at SouthGlenn - 2220 E. Arapahoe Rd., North of Macy's
Centennial Medical Plaza - 14200 E. Arapahoe Rd., North Parking Lot

Douglas County:

Sheriff 's Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive.

Jefferson County:

 Evergreen Fire Rescue  1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen

Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton (west parking lot)


Northern Colorado:

Fort Collins:

Fort Collins Police Services, 2221 S. Timberline Road
Colorado State University, Green Hall, 750 S. Meridian Ave.

Estes Park:

Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, 453 East Wonderview Ave.


Loveland Police Department, 810 E. 10th St.


Wellington Fire Station #1, 8130 3rd Street


200 N. 11th

Red Feathers:

Red Feathers Fire Station, 44 Firehouse Lane

Greeley :

Police Department, 2875 W. 10th Street.  

These are just a small number of the collection sites. To find a location near you, visit www.dea.gov

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