The Denver Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Denver Police district stations and headquarters. In Colorado, more than 100 locations will be accepting expired or left-over prescription and over-the-counter drugs from the public.
The goal of this event is to ensure the environmentally-safe disposal of medicines and to reduce the likelihood of drug misuse or abuse. Please note that these sites cannot accept needles or sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, illicit drugs, or pressurized canisters.
According to the DEA, partnering law enforcement agencies collected 731,269 pounds – almost 366 tons – of unwanted medications during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event in October of 2016.
Denver Police drop off locations:
District 1 1311 West 46th Avenue
District 2 3921 Holly Street
District 3 1625 South University Boulevard
District 4 2100 South Clay Street
District 5 4685 Peoria Street
District 6 1566 Washington Street
Headquarters 1331 Cherokee Street
Additional metro area and statewide collection sites can be found here.
Again, medications can be dropped off at DPD District Stations only on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
For additional information on the program, please visit
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