Prescription Drug Disposal

Prescription Drug Disposal

Medicine Drop-off Locations & Disposal Information

Southern Nevada police department locations that offer medicine drop-off services.
If you need to dispose of prescription medication, view this list of police department locations in Southern Nevada that collect prescription medication, and find a convenient location near you. For more information on medicine disposal, visit the
Find a pharmacy near you that takes unwanted/unused prescription and over-the-counter medications.
The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration offers the Diversion Control Division. By using this search tool you can located a pharmacy and other registered locations that take unwanted/unused medications.
Search Diversion Control Division Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations
Sharps/Needle Disposal & Mail-Back Drug Disposal Services
See information from Republic Services on Sharps Disposal
Get information on Republic Services' Mail-back Disposal Kit options
The Safe Needle Disposal organization offers information about how to dispose of used sharps in your state or local area.
Learn how to dispose of medication if you are unable to take it to a police substation.

Follow these seven steps if you are unable to bring your medication to a substation for disposal.

  1. Collect all expired or unused medications.
  2. Dump all solid medications into a sealable plastic bag.
  3. Add an absorbant product (kitty litter, coffee grounds, etc.).
  4. Add liquid medications.
  5. Seal or tape bag shut.
  6. Place sealed bag in trash.
Why you should dispose of unwanted/unused medication properly.
  • Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medication will protect the environment and ensure medication doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
  • Improperly discarded medications can pollute our water supply and affect fish and wildlife.
  • The Partnership for a Drug-Free America reports that prescription and over-the-counter drugs have emerged as the “party” drugs of choice for many teens.
  • According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office there were 464 medication-related deaths in 2009. A recent survey† conducted of Clark County eighth graders revealed that 26.5 percent have been offered a prescription drug by another person and 12.8 percent took a prescription drug for the “experience” or “feeling” it caused.

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