Health Center offers Medication Disposal

Medication Take-Back

The Health Center at Auraria offers a medication take-back service that is anonymous and secure. Visit the Health Center through the Plaza 150 entrance, locate the bright green box in the lobby and deposit your unwanted medications. Access to the medication take-back box is available during business hours.

Items that can be accepted include: prescription medications (including prescribed controlled substances), over-the-counter medications, liquid medications in original containers, medicated patches, medication samples, ointments, vitamins, pet medications, unused injection cartridges and unused inhaler canisters.

Items that cannot be accepted include: marijuana; illicit drugs (DEA Schedule l drugs); needles, syringes or other sharps; chemotherapy drugs; medical tools and supplies; bloody or infectious waste; personal care products; thermometers; empty containers; or medication wastes