Resource Description:

A safe place to dispose of unused and expired prescription medications.

Can be accepted:

  • Prescription meds, including prescribed controlled substances (DEA Schedule II– V);
  • Over-the-counter meds/vitamins
  • Liquid meds (small amounts in original, non-leaking containers).
  • Medicated patches (Used Fentanyl and Duragesic® patches are extremely hazardous. They may be folded in half, sticky-side together, and flushed down the toilet.)
  • Medicated ointments
  • Pet meds
  • Unused drug injection cartridges,

e.g. unused EpiPens® and insulin pens (must be unused with needle still protected inside).

Unused inhaler canisters, e.g. Advair®, Spiriva®, ProAir® and Ventolin® (must be unused, no empty canisters or unneeded plastic holders/mouth pieces).

 Cannot be accepted:

  • Marijuana
  • Illicit drugs (e.g. DEA Schedule I drugs like heroin, LSD, etc).
  • Needles, syringes, and other sharps.
  • Chemotherapy drugs.
  • Medical tools and supplies.
  • Bloody or infectious waste.
  • Personal care products

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Organization Name

Prescription Drug Safe Drop Box (3 Locations)

Organization Phone

Salida Pharmacy: 719-530-4790 /////// Buena Vista Pharmacy: 719-395-2481 /////// Chaffee County Sheriff's Office: 719-539-2596

Website Address

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Hours of Operation

Salida Pharmacy Drop Box, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. /////// Buena Vista Pharmacy Drop Box, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. /////// Chaffee County Sheriff's Office Drop Box, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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Physical Address

Chaffee County Sheriff's Office 641 West 3rd Street Salida, CO 81201 /////// Salida Pharmacy and Fountain 137 F Street Salida, CO 81201 /////// Buena Vista Drug 403 Hwy 24 Buena Vista, CO 81211

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