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Drug Take Back

Please Note: This event has been canceled. Due to COVID-19, the City is suspending many events and activities until further notice. For updates, visit   

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.

When is the Event?

Please note: this event may be canceled: The Drug Take-Back April 11, 2020, 8 am to 12 noon. 

The Drug Take-Back will be at the Arvada Police Department, 8101 Ralston Rd.

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

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