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 –┬áten on the Front Range and two in Summit County. The locations are:

King Soopers

Tri-County Health Department

  • 4857 S. Broadway, Englewood
  • 4201 E. 72nd Ave. Suite D, Commerce City

Denver Health

  • Wellington E. Webb Center for Primary┬áCare, 301 W. 6th Ave, Denver

City Market

  • 300 Dillon Ridge Rd, Dillon

 

 

Check with your state health department for other locations throughout the United States.