REMOTE (January 8, 2024): Coloradans can now access information about the Medication Takeback program on myColorado™, an innovative and first-of-its-kind app that makes it easier for people to engage with state government and its services.
The program aims to help Coloradans properly dispose of unused medication to protect their loved ones and the environment. Proper disposal of medications prevents the potential for accidents and misuse, protecting children and teens from harm. Medications flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash can contaminate water systems and threaten wildlife.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for Coloradans to access the information they need to protect their families and their community,” said Jeff Lawrence, CDPHE’s Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability Director. “By increasing access to the Medication Takeback program on myColorado, we can raise awareness of the program, encourage more people to dispose of unused medication, and ultimately improve public health.”
Coloradans can responsibly dispose of almost all expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medication in a Medication Takeback Dropbox at more than 300 locations across the state, including:
- Opioids and other controlled substances.
- Prescription patches.
- Prescription creams and ointments.
- Unused medical inhalers (if empty).
myColorado features general information about the Medication Takeback program, how Coloradans can dispose of unused medications, where to find a dropbox, and more. Since its launch in 2019, myColorado has added innovative functions and features to make engaging with state government simple and seamless, including myVaccine Record, a feature added during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The app will continue to play a critical role in ensuring equitable access to digital government services from a mobile device. myColorado is available at the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Visit myColorado.gov to learn more.