Drug Takeback - Utah

What to do with Leftover Medicines

Utah

Follow the links below to find options for leftover medication take-back locations in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

Use Only As Directed

The Use Only As Directed project offers a number of take-back sites at law enforcement agencies. Search for sites near you. You can also find information on one-day collection events at this site. Use Only As Directed is funded by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and a federal grant awarded to the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

AWARxE

AWARxE lists over 80 police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find over several take-back locations at community pharmacies across Utah. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

Earth 911

Earth911.com is a website dedicated to providing resources for those who want to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Earth 911 operates a recycling site locator that allows residents to search for medication take-back programs within 25 miles of their zip code. Look for the "Recycling Locator” section near the middle of the webpage, and then enter your zip code.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

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