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
- Pet medications
- Unused drug injection cartridges, e.g., unused EpiPens® and insulin pens (must be unused with needle still protected inside)
Cannot be accepted:
- 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
- Empty containers
- Business or commercial medication wastes generated by health care facilities, including nursing homes (This program is for residential use only.)