Medication Collection Box

Medication Collection Box

In an effort to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, the Parker Police Department is now a permanent site for a Medication Collection Box. You can now drop off your unused or expired medications in the front lobby of the Parker Police Department.

The decision to add this service for Parker residents year round was due to the many requests we had for this service and large demand during National Prescription Drug Take Day. We are working in conjunction with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to provide this service. The state funded program expanded with the goal to establish a permanent collection location in every Colorado County. The only cost to the Parker Police Department is the time of the employee(s) assisting with collection duties. The supplies, disposal contractors and collection box itself is at no cost to the department. Thank you CDPHE!

The Medication Collection Box is available to the public during normal business hours, Mon - Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The success of the program depends on proper use. Here is a list of items that can or cannot be accepted:

Can be accepted:

•Prescription medications, including prescribed controlled substances (DEA Schedule II– V).
•Over-the-counter medications.
•Liquid medications (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.)
•Medication samples.
•Medicated ointments.
•Vitamins.
•Pet medications.
•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.
•Thermometers.
•Empty containers.
•Medication wastes generated by health care facilities, including nursing homes.


If you need to dispose of used sharps, here is a list of area locations for disposal.