Prescription Drug Take Back

Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Eloy Police Department. The Police Department established a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years-old, 7.4%t report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs.

Properly Disposing of Medications
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70% of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Eloy citizens won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.

The collection site is open 24 hours a day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

Accepted Items
  • Over-the-Counter Medicine
  • Pet Medications
  • Samples
  • Vitamins
Unacceptable Items
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Bloody / Infectious Waste
  • Creams and Lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Medications from Businesses or Clinics
  • Needles (Syringes)
  • Thermometers
How to Dispose
  1. Remove labels from bottles, or black out all personal information with a marker
  2. Place accepted items in a sealed plastic bag
  3. Put sealed bag into the disposal box