Drug Drop Box

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Drug Drop Box is intended to provide the public with a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and non-prescription medications. Statistics tell us that the main starting point for drug abuse is unused prescription drugs kept in a home. These unused medications can also cause accidental drug overdoses in children. We also recognize these medications can lead to groundwater contamination if flushed down a toilet. By using the Drug Drop Box, citizens can safely dispose of unwanted medications in a timely manner. The Sheriff's Office will then arrange for the safe and legal destruction of the accumulated materials in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The Drug Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office Headquarters Building, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO. It is available to the public year-round during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), excluding holidays. Please follow the below listed instructions to use this service: 
  1. All medications must be placed into a clear, plastic, zip-lock bag, 8" by 10" or smaller. You can bring more than one bag. Bags are available from the security guard at the front desk if you do not have one.
  2. The bags will be screened at the lobby entrance for compliance.
  3. Once screened, the bags may be placed into the Drug Drop Box located inside the lobby.
A Guide for Disposal of Unused Medicines & Syringes/Sharps

Items That Are Accepted

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over the counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Patches
  • Samples
  • Pet Medications

Items That Are Not Accepted

  • Needles / syringes
  • Inhalers
  • Chemotherapy medications
  • Liquids and ointments
  • Aerosol cans
  • Thermometers
If you have any questions, contact Deputy Amanda Cruz Giordano at 720-874-3750 or Deputy Scott Sickafoose at 720-874-4040 in the Sheriff's Office Community Resources Unit.