- Clean Water
- Many drugs flushed down the toilet cannot be removed by the sewer treatment plant or septic system, and end up in our drinking water, rivers, and soil.
- Prevent Theft
- Many people get pills for recreational use by taking leftover medications from family and friends.
- Prevent accidental poisoning and drug abuse. Children and pets can find medicine in your home or in your trash.
1. Take your medications to permanent drop-boxes at:
2. Check for a household hazardous waste program that collects medicines.
- Pioneer Precinct Police Station
- 1040 West 700 South
- Business hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- SLC Police Station
- 315 East 200 South
- Business hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm
3. If there is no other collection option, follow these steps:
- Remove labels from prescription bottles.
- Mix unused pills with water or liquid medicines.
- Mix with wet coffee grounds or kitty litter and place in a sealable plastic bag.
- Put it in the trash on the day of pick-up.
Example Police Station Medication Drop-BoxFor more information on disposal,
or additional locations, please visit:medicationdisposal.utah.gov