A-Z Recycling Guide -- Pharmaceuticals
To help prevent water contamination from drugs not disposed of properly, Boulder County offers two drop-off locations (below) for unwanted or old pharmaceuticals. Drop-off sites are for private individuals only, and not for business or commercial use.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Pkwy
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 441-3600
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Accepted materials: Prescription and over-the-counter pills only. NO liquids, sharps/syringes/needles, inhalers, or chemotherapy drugs. Dropbox is located just inside entrance.
Lafayette Police Department
Service provided: The Lafayette Police Department hosts Drug Take Back Events throughout the year. Please visit the City of Lafayette Community Calendar by following the link above for more information, and search "drug" to find out when the next take back program will take place.
Good Day Pharmacy – Longmont
1925 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 776-0709
Service provided: For a fee, they provide postage-paid envelopes which allow you to send your expired and unused medications to Take Away Environmental Return System for proper disposal. Visit their website or call directly for more information including current business hours.
Service provided: An online resource that allows you to find medication disposal programs in your area.
Service provided: By the end of 2016, hundreds of Walgreens locations across the country, including Colorado and primarily at locations open 24 hours, will provide medication disposal kiosks "to help curb misuse of medications and the rise in overdose deaths." Follow the link above to locate and contact your nearest Walgreens for more information.