National Drug Take-Back Events
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Everyday at the Parker Police Department
Items Not Accepted
- Chemotherapy and radioactive substances
- Illicit drugs
- Mercury thermometers
- Needles and sharps
- Pressurized canisters
Other Drop-Off Locations
For a list of other area locations, see the Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Locations.
Disposing of Needles and Sharps
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends the following for ways to dispose of needles and sharps.
Syringes, pen needles and lancets are not recyclable and should never be placed in a recycle bin.
If a local program is not available, the next preferred option is to utilize a sharps mail back program where the service provider sends you a prepaid sharps collection container and return box. When you return the container, the contents are send to a medical waste treatment facility for processing and disposal.
If you can't afford to utilize a mail back service, you should place your used sharps in a strong plastic or metal container with a screw-on lid or lid that can be tightly secured. Do not use glass containers or used milk containers. Clearly label the container with the words Sharps or Biohazardous Waste. The securely sealed container can be placed in your trash. Do not put the container in with your recyclables.