The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Flagstaff Police Department have installed a secure pharmaceutical drug collection drop-box inside the lobby of the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility, 911 E. Sawmill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ. Community members are welcome to come to the front of the facility where unwanted medications may be turned in anonymously. This collection box is not intended for the use of physicians or other businesses who already have established procedures and existing resources for the disposal of unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals.
Unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs can present substantial
risks to our community by either falling into the wrong hands, or by
damaging our environment through improper disposal. It is this awareness
that has resulted in the Flagstaff Police Department, Coconino County
Sheriff’s Department and other participating law enforcement agencies to
provide a safe alternative method to dispose of unwanted
Medications inside a standard prescription
bottle or over the counter package may be deposited into the drop box in
those containers. Loose medication can be put into plastic bags
available at the collection box and then deposited. Please ensure any
liquid medication is enclosed in secure containers and placed in a
plastic bag before depositing. Please note that syringes or other sharp
objects should not be placed in the drop box under any circumstances, as
it creates a hazardous situation for personnel that will be emptying
the drop box. Once collected, evidence and police staff will ensure the
medication is disposed of according to State and Federal laws.
You no longer have to wait for the semi-annual “Dump the Drugs Day” - We
are happy to provide this year round solution to properly and safely
dispose of prescription drugs.