October 22nd is National Drug Take Back Day!

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has teamed up with local law enforcement agencies to provide a safe and secure place to properly dispose of unused and expired medications. Please visit one of these locations to dispose of your drugs.

  • Florence PD, 3025 N Hunt Highway, Florence
  • Salt River PD, 10005 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale
  • Quartzsite PD, 305 N Plymouth Ave, Quartzsite
  • El Mirage PD, 12401 W Cinnabar Ave, El Mirage
  • Fountain Hills PD, 16705 E Avenue of the Fountain, Fountain Hills
  • Buckeye PD, 21699 W Yuma Rd, Suite 104, Buckeye
  • Maricopa PD, 17985 N Greythorn Dr, Maricopa
  • Tempe PD, 1855 E Apache Blvd, Tempe
  • Tempe PD, 120 E 5th St, Tempe
  • Gilbert PD, 2332 E Queen Creek, Gilbert
  • Hualapai PD, 468 Diamond Creek Rd, Peach Springs
  • Hualapai PD, 4751 Diamond Bar Rd, Peach Springs
  • Fort Mohave PD, 8494 S Highway 95, Mohave Valley


  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
  • Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available: 4Take the meds out of their bottles; 4Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds; 4Seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.