Save the Date for Drug Take-Back Day!
Take part in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It’s for residents to dispose of unused or expired medications. This is for most prescribed drugs and over the counter medications.
Medicines in home cabinets are susceptible to misuse and abuse. The number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs are on the rise. A majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, and the home medicine cabinet.
Disposing of old drugs by flushing them down the toilet pose water quality concerns. Flushed drugs are into the water system. Greeley’s Water Pollution Control Facility meets and often exceeds EPA, State, and local requirements. The contaminants end up in creeks, streams, and rivers. While there is no evidence these traces pose a risk to human health, scientists can find interference with aquatic organisms.
Items NOT accepted:
- mercury thermometers
- oxygen containers
- chemotherapy medications
- radioactive substances
- pressurized canisters
- illicit drugs
Other waste such as batteries, solvents, paints, pesticides and more can be dropped off at the Weld County Household Hazardous Waste Site at 1311 N. 17th Avenue. The site is open every Tuesday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t forget, Spring Clean-Up Weekend.