Medication Takeback Program

There is a prescription drug drop box located in the Police Department lobby. It is available to the public Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, excluding major US holidays. If you have medication you no longer need, you can bring it in to the Police Department, in the original container, for proper disposal. It is free of charge and no ID is necessary. 

Accepted Medicine at Drug Drop Box

  • Unused EpiPens
  • Unused Inhalers
  • Over-the-counter Medicines
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Pet Medicines

Not Accepted Medicines at Drug Drop Box

  • Chemo Drugs
  • Used EpiPens
  • Used Inhalers
  • Any Needles

Drop off Locations

Make sure to call to verify acceptance and hours

  • Fountain Police Department 719-382-8555
  • Kaiser-Permanente (Pharmacy) 719-282-2466
  • Manitou Springs Police Department 719-685-5407
  • Monument Police Department 719-481-3253
  • Penrose Hospital 719-776-5000
  • Walgreens 719-380-9438
  • Locate a collection site near you

More Helpful Links

  1. Police

    Physical Address
    645 Beacon Lite Road
    Monument, CO 80132

    Fax: 719-884-8031

    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    To report a life-threatening emergency please dial 911.

    To report all other crimes or if you have questions, please call the non-emergency dispatch number: 719-390-5555. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, every day.

Needles and sharps

Never put a container of sharps in with your recyclables

Sharps are not recyclable and not only can they pose an infection risk to workers at the recycling facility, they can render the whole batch of recyclables unusable.

Used needles and other sharps should never be placed loosely in your trash or flushed down the toilet.

  1. Purchase a commercially available sharps container from a pharmacy or other source, or use a strong plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid to prevent accidental contact with the waste.
    • Containers like empty bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles and heavy plastic jugs are strong enough to prevent the sharps from poking through the container and have lids that can be securely fastened.
    • A coffee can may also be used as long as the lid is sealed with strong tape once the container is full.
    • Plastic milk containers are a poor choice because they're generally made of thin plastic that can be easily punctured by a needle or lancet.
    • Glass should never be used as a sharps container because the glass can break and make the hazard worse.
  2. Label the container as “Used Sharps” if your household is not using a commercially-available container.
  3. Once filled, the container should be firmly sealed to prevent accidental tampering.
  4. Store the sealed sharps container away from children and pets.
  5. Place the sealed sharps container in your trash on the day it gets picked up or taken to the landfill.

El Paso County Collection Program: El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste 719-520-7878