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Over the Counter Medication

 Hazardous Waste
Over the Counter Medication

Over-the-County Medications should be dropped off at the following locations to be safely disposed of.

Also check to see if your pharmacy has a take-back program for unneeded or expired medications. 

Do NOT flush your old or leftover medications down the drain. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove these chemicals and compounds, so they can pass through to local waterways and have harmful effects on animals, humans and the environment.

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
UCHealth Emergency Room - Harmony Campus

4630 Snow Mesa Drive
Fort Collins

(970) 237-8140

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Other items accepted here
Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

5887 S. Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins

(970) 498-5771

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Other items accepted here
Fort Collins Police Services

2221 S. Timberline Rd.
Fort Collins


This program is free and anonymous. Bring your over-the-counter medications and vitamins for proper disposal. Items must be placed in sealed plastic bags. 

Not Accepted:

  • Over-the-Counter creams or ointments
  • Intravenous solutions or injectables
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medications under pressure, such as inhalers or oxygen tanks
  • Empty bottles
  • Medical supplies including band-aids, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, etc. 
  • Medications from pharmacies or pharmaceutical reps.
Other items accepted here


The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600