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

Take your pills out of the store container and place in plastic bag.  Recycle the container and place the plastic bag in the drop box.

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Organization Name

Prescription Drug Safe Drop Box

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Hours of Operation

Salida Drop Box Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Buena Vista Drop Box Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Contact Person

Mike Orrill

Contact Email

Contact Phone


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Physical Address

Salida Chaffee County Sheriff's Office 641 West 3rd Street Salida, CO 81201 Buena Vista Buena Vista Drug 403 Hwy 24 Buena Vista, CO 81211

Mailing Address

448 East 1st Street, Suite 137

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