Medication Disposal

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DRUG DISPOSAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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. 

Call 303.464.5526

Complete a request form at Broomfield.org/MedicationDisposal