Drug Take Back Set for April 30

The Arvada Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and other local entities are teaming-up for the Second Annual Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Arvada Police Department's parking lot, 8101 Ralston Rd..

When over-the-counter or prescription medications are no longer needed they should be removed from the home. The Drug Take Back program gives residents a safe way to dispose of these types of medications.

The program is easy! Simply gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medications and drop them at Arvada's drop box or other sites around the metro area on April 30.

Here is a list of the medications that will and will not be accepted at the drop off.

Permitted:

  • Prescription Medications (except for narcotics or controlled substances)
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Medication Samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Liquid Medication in Glass or Leak-proof Containers
  • Medicated Ointments and Lotions
  • Inhalers

Exclusions:

  • Narcotics and Other Controlled Substances
  • Bloody or Infectious Waste
  • Personal Care Products
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Needles or Other Sharps
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Empty Containers
  • Business Waste

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