SAFE Disposal

  • 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.
  • Safety
    • 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:
  • 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
2.  Check for a household hazardous waste program that collects medicines.

3. If there is no other collection option, follow these steps:

  1. Remove labels from prescription bottles.
  2. Mix unused pills with water or liquid medicines.
  3. Mix with wet coffee grounds or kitty litter and place in a sealable plastic bag.
  4. Put it in the trash on the day of pick-up.

Example Police Station Medication Drop-Box

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