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Public drop-off available in Boulder, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boulder County, Colo. – Sheriff Joe Pelle is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office can now accept expired or unused prescription drugs from the public for destruction.
The prescription drug drop box has been installed in the vestibule of the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, and will be available to the public during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
The Sheriff’s Office has participated in periodic “prescription drug drop-off” programs coordinated in conjunction with Boulder County Public Health and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Unfortunately, these events only occur once or twice a year and typically at two or three sites countywide.
However, in cooperation with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, Inc. (NADDI) and Endo Pharmaceuticals, the Sheriff’s Office recently obtained a grant-funded secure drug drop box that will allow the public to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs at their convenience.
Note: The Sheriff’s Office cannot accept liquids, hypodermic needles or other “sharps”, or any bio-hazardous materials.
The Sheriff’s Office will accumulate the materials and arrange for their safe and legal destruction in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Questions may be directed to Technician Debbie Trever or Technician Rachel Day in the Sheriff’s Office’s Property and Evidence Section at 303-441-3629.
The Sheriff’s Office plans to also continue its participation in the periodic “prescription drug drop-off” programs sponsored by Boulder County Public Health and the DEA.
Get rid of unwanted documents and medications
Boulder to host combination shred-a-thon and drug take-back day
On Saturday, April 28, the Boulder Police Department, in partnership with Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers, will host a combination shred-a-thon and drug take-back day.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elevations Credit Union parking lot, located at 2960 Diagonal Highway in Boulder.
Free, secure shredding will be provided by Cintas Document Shredding Corporation. Please bring paper only; hard drives, disks, etc. will not be accepted. Shredding will be done on site.
Anyone who wants to clean out their medicine cabinet and get rid of unwanted, unused or expired medications may dispose of them at the same location.
Boulder police officers will be on hand to ensure that the medications are properly collected and disposed of. In order to ensure anonymity, police ask that people remove prescription drug labels with identifying information before drop off.
Acceptable items include controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter drugs. Solid drugs and liquids will be accepted.
Chemotherapy drugs, intravenous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted. Illegal drugs, such as marijuana, will not be accepted.
Participants may dispose of the drugs by either leaving them in their original containers, or by putting the medications directly into the collection bins. Law enforcement officers will remain with the collection bins during the take-back, and will turn them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for permanent disposal.
Anyone needing more information may contact Boulder Police Department Officer Daniel Bergh at 303-441-4485.