Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Business wastes, including those generated in health care facilities, cannot be deposited in program kiosks.
Interactive map of collection box locations
List of take back locations
What if I can't access a collection site?
If you can’t access a permanent collection site, visit takemedsback.org to see if a collection event might be scheduled in your area. Mail-back envelopes or drug deactivation/disposal pouches can be purchased at some pharmacies. Ask your pharmacist for additional information. If none of these options are available, do not flush medications. Flushing can pollute water supplies. Follow the steps below for proper trash disposal.
Remove medications from their original containers and place in a zip-top bag or a sealable container with a secure lid (make sure you remove pill labels or cross out any identifying information and recycle or dispose the bottles separately).
Do not crush or attempt to dissolve pills and capsules.
Mix with something that can’t be eaten, like kitty litter or coffee grounds.
Wrap the bag or container in newspaper or a plain brown bag to conceal its contents.
Place it in your trash on the day it gets picked up or taken to a landfill.
Can I donate unused drugs for use by others?
followed, including prohibitions on prescribed controlled substances, refrigerated medications, and expired or soon-to-be expired medications. Wyoming’s Medication Donation Program and Iowa’s SafenetRx Program are two such programs available to Colorado residents.