Dispose of Expired or Unused Prescription Drugs Properly
Free, Safe and Anonymous Disposal
The City of Breckenridge participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Drug Take-Back event twice per year.
- The Drug Enforcement Agency maintains a database of year-round disposal locations. Visit their website and enter your zip code for a collection location near you.
What you Need to Know to Participate
Needles, EpiPens and sharps are not accepted, find out how to properly dispose of these items.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be dropped off. Intravenous solutions, injectable substances and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.
Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
We will accept
We will not accept
If you have any questions, please call (254)559-2211.