Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
Directions to Foothills Substation
YCSO Foothills Substation
13190 E. South Frontage Road
Yuma, AZ 85367
Tel: (928) 342-1477
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Non-Emergency 24/7: (928) 783-4427
The Foothills Substation serves as a full-time drop-off location for the YCSO’s prescription drug take-back program. The YCSO’s prescription drug take-back program offers the public a means to dispose of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. This program helps get outdated or unused medications off household shelves and out of the reach of children and teenagers. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem nationally. Teenagers often use prescription drugs from family medicine cabinets to get high for the first time - 2,500 teenagers a day, according to a survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. In addition, many people do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away - both potential safety and health hazards.
Medications Acceptable for Disposal
Medications may be dropped off in their original container or in a sealable bag. All of the medications collected from this program are turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for disposal.
Acceptable items include:
The following items are not acceptable:
- All expired, unused or unwanted controlled and non-controlled medications
- veterinary medication
- Over-the counter medications
- Liquid products(liquids such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original container)
- IV bags
- Chemotherapy drugs or liquids of any type
- Intra-venous solutions
- Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines
For more information regarding prescription drug disposal, click link: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines (PDF)
For more information...
Please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Foothills Substation at (928) 342-1477.
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