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.

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 720.438.6400

Complete a request form at