Medication Disposal

You can dispose of unused medications—prescription and over-the-counter—safely year-round!
Please do NOT flush unused medications down the toilet! Bring your items to:

Broomfield Police Department
7 DesCombes Dr.

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary. The drop-box is located just inside the entrance, to the right.

Can’t get to the police department to dispose of your unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications? Request a DETERRA Drug Disposal Bag to safely destroy and dispose of unwanted medications in your household trash. Request a disposal bag be delivered to your home by filling out the form or calling 720.887.2084. 

What Can I Bring?

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Liquid medications (small amounts in original, non-leaking containers)
  • Medicated patches (except Fentanyl and Duragesic® patches) 
  • Medication samples
  • Medicated ointments
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medications
  • Unused drug injection cartridges, e.g., unused EpiPens® and insulin pens (must be unused with needle still protected inside)

Cannot be accepted:

  • Marijuana
  • Illicit drugs (e.g., DEA Schedule I drugs like heroin, LSD, etc.)
  • Needles, syringes, and other sharps can be disposed of at the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility. Instructions for packaging are included on the website.
  • Used Fentanyl and Duragesic® patches (Fold in half, sticky side together, and flush down the toilet.)
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Medical tools and supplies
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Thermometers
  • Empty containers
  • Business or commercial medication wastes generated by health care facilities, including nursing homes (This program is for residential use only.)

Med Drop Box

Prescription bottles

Call Environmental Services at 303.438.6329 or email for more information.

Request a medication disposal bag.