National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!
Residents are urged to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It’s for people to dispose of unused/expired medications properly.
There are three drop-off sites in Greeley and Evans:
Greeley Police Department
2875 W. 10th Street (Front Parking Lot)
Sam’s Club Parking Lot
3247 23rd Avenue, Evans
University of Northern Colorado, University Center
2045 10th Avenue (North Parking Lot)
Medicines in home cabinets are susceptible to misuse. Abused prescription drugs are often taken from home medicine cabinets.
Don’t flush them down the toilet. Flushed drugs are introduced into the water system. The Greeley Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility meets and exceeds federal, 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 find interference with aquatic organisms.
Items NOT accepted:
- mercury thermometers
- oxygen containers
- chemotherapy medications
- radioactive substances
- pressurized canisters
- illicit drugs
This event falls on the same Saturday as Spring Clean-Up Weekend. 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.