On October 26, 2019, the Colorado Springs Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a citywide “Drug Take Back Day.” The program, which is spearheaded by the DEA, provides convenient locations across the nation for the public to drop off unneeded substances or other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This is a no questions asked program, and drop offs are completely anonymous. The goal is to prevent prescription pill abuse and addiction in our community by providing a safe way for citizens to dispose of excess, unused, or expired prescription drugs.
Drop of Locations
Between the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, October 26, 2019, residents can drop off their prescriptions at the following locations
Police Operations Center
705 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
University of Colorado Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Security Fire Station 1
400 Security Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
King Soopers #134
7915 Constitution Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80951
Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs – showing a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from a home medicine cabinet. There is more information posted on the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day website.