Medication Take-Back Program

The Town of Erie is offering a new service for residents, making it easier for you to dispose of your unused and unwanted household medications.

Why use the Medication Take-Back Program?

  • Offers Erie residents a way to clear your home of the medications which are no longer needed.
  • Safety of loved ones! Unused medications could fall into the hands of small children and cause accidental poisoning.
  • Protect our environment. Flushing or trash disposal of unused and unwanted medications can cause pollution of lakes, streams and water supplies.

How does it work?

  1. Residents purchase a TakeAway Medication Recovery System envelope at the Erie Police Station
  2. Fill the prepaid, tamper-evident envelope with medications, including controlled substances (Schedules II-V)
  3. Seal the envelope with the special tamper-evident seal
  4. Drop off at any U.S. Postal Office

The envelope costs $4.20, available for purchase at the Erie Police Station Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For More Locations: Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program

DEA's next Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications

The Erie PD will be open to collect any unused drugs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on October 27, 2018.