The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies will host a national drug “take-back” day on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have drugs that are unused or expired, those are a public-safety issue which could lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.
Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription.
Experts agree that take-back programs are the first choice as the responsible way to dispose of old and leftover medicines to protect your family and to protect our waters. Unused drugs that are flushed instead of disposed of properly can contaminate the water supply.
The Colorado Medication Take-Back Project is a network of secure boxes for the collection of unused and unwanted household medications. The collection boxes can be found at 12 convenient locations – ten on the Front Range and two in Summit County. The locations are:
- 3400 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge
- 1650 30th St, Boulder
- 4271 S. Buckley Rd, Aurora
- 9551 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch
- 2810 Quebec St, Denver
- 100 Founders Parkway, Castle Rock
- 1173 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen
Tri-County Health Department
- 4857 S. Broadway, Englewood
- 4201 E. 72nd Ave. Suite D, Commerce City
- Wellington E. Webb Center for Primary Care, 301 W. 6th Ave, Denver
- 300 Dillon Ridge Rd, Dillon
Check with your state health department for other locations throughout the United States.