Learn more about the emerging contaminants due to improperly disposed Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)
You can dispose of unused medications in Summit County in secure collection bins at:
Summit County Justice Center in Breckenridge
501 North Park Ave.
8a.m. to 4p.m.
Dillon Police Department
275 Lake Dillon Drive
610 Main St., Frisco
10a.m. to 6p.m.
NEVER flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Flushing or trash disposal of unused or unwanted medications can cause pollution of our lakes, streams, and water supplies!
What CAN I Dispose of in the Collection Bins?
• Prescription Medications
• Over-the-Counter Medications
• Medication Samples
• Pet Medications
• Liquid Medications in Glass or Leak-Proof Containers
• Sharps (Needles)
• Narcotics and Other Controlled Substances
What CAN’T I Dispose of in the Collection Bins?
• Bloody or infectious waste
• Personal Care Products (shampoo, soap, etc.)
• Hydrogen Peroxide
• Aerosol Cans
• IV Bags
• Plastic Bags
• Business Waste
• Schedule 1 drugs
What about disposal of marijuana?
The CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment) recommends the following for proper marijuana disposal:
- Marijuana should be thrown away in a dumpster that is away and out of sight. A dumpster is ideal because it is mixed with other trash and not sitting in an open wastebasket.
- Best practice: Take marijuana out of the package (edibles specifically) and make unappetizing, mixing with other trash or making it unappetizing in any manner (ex. Mix with kitty litter).
- It is important that no one accidentally gets into any marijuana, therefore taking items of their package and thrown into a dumpster is ideal.
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