Drug Take-Back


Dispose of Expired or Unused Prescription Drugs Properly

Free, Safe and Anonymous Disposal                                                                         drug takeback

The City of Breckenridge participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Nationwide Drug Take-Back event twice per year. 

Year-round disposal


What you Need to Know to Participate

Needles, EpiPens and sharps are not accepted, find out how to properly dispose of these items.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label.

All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be dropped off. Intravenous solutions, injectable substances and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

We will accept

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Liquid medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medicine

We will not accept

  • Needles and sharps
  • Mercury (thermometers)
  • Chemotherapy or radioactive substances
  • Oxygen containers
  • Pressurized containers / inhalers
  • Illicit drugs

If you have any questions, please call (254)559-2211.

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