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Drug Take Back

Please Note: Arvada PD will not be hosting a Drug Take Back in 2022, but the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will hold theirs on April 30. For time and location details, visit https://www.jeffco.us/1068/Drug-Take-Back

Prior Year Events

The Drug Take-Back program, provided in partnership by the W. Michael Northey Foundation partners with the Arvada Police Department, gives residents a safe way to dispose of medications. Medications should never be flushed down the toilet. 

  • This is a free program. Donations benefit the Foundation, providing scholarships to college-bound Arvada high school students and help to families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty. 
  • Participating is easy. Simply gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medications and bring them to the event location, drive up, handoff and drive away.
 

What Can I Bring? 

Allowed Items
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Medications Samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Liquid Medications in leak-proof containers
  • Medicated Ointments and Lotions
  • Inhalers
Items We Cannot Accept
  • Bloody or Infectious Waste
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Chemotherapy and radioactive substances
  • Oxygen Containers
  • Needles or Other Sharps
  • Medical Equipment