Take Back Day
On October 26, 2019, the Colorado Springs Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a citywide “Drug Take Back Day.”
The program, which is spearheaded by the DEA, provides convenient locations across the nation for the public to drop off unneeded substances or other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This is a no questions asked program, and drop offs are completely anonymous.
The goal is to prevent prescription pill abuse and addiction in our community by providing a safe way for citizens to dispose of excess, unused, or expired prescription drugs.
Between the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, October 26, 2019, citizens can drop off their prescriptions at the following locations.
- Police Operations Center 705 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
- University of Colorado Memorial Hospital North 4050 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
- Security Fire Station 1 400 Security Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 King Soopers #134 7915
- Constitution Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80951
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. Showing a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from a home medicine cabinet.
For more information on the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, please see their website at: https://takebackday.dea.gov/