Safely Disposing of Medications

Drop off Locations

Make sure to call to verify acceptance and hours

  • Fountain Police Department 719-382-8555
  • Kaiser-Permanente (Pharmacy) 719-282-2466
  • Manitou Springs Police Department 719-685-5407
  • Monument Police Department 719-481-3253
  • Penrose Hospital 719-776-5000
  • Walgreens 719-380-9438
  • Locate a collection site near you

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What can you drop off?

  • Liquid medications (sealed in the original container)
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Pet medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription patches
  • Vitamins

What is NOT allowed?

  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Needles or sharps of any kind
  • Thermometers
  • Schedule 1 controlled substances (for example marijuana, heroin or LSD)

Always remember to

  • Put all pills in one zip-lock bag, seal it tightly and drop the bag into the collection receptacle.
  • Trash or recycle the empty pill containers after you remove or scratch out personal information.
  • If another packaging, such as cardboard boxes, can be easily removed, please dispose of it separately.

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