Medication Disposal


You can dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications safely year-round! Bring your items to: Broomfield Police Department:

7 DesCombes Dr.
The drop-box is located just inside the entrance, to the right.
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
No appointment necessary.

HELP CONSERVE SPACE! Before arriving at the police department, please empty your bottles and place your pills/capsules in a zip-top bag to help conserve space in the collection bin. Remember to strike out personal information on pill containers before depositing them in the trash and/or recycle bin. 

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 (unused with needle still protected inside)

What is Not 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


Call 303-438-6400