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Don’t Flush It: April 29 Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 17, 2017

Water quality is important.  On Saturday, April 29 you can get rid of unwanted items that could affect water quality if disposed of improperly.  

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Photo of pills

Do not flush unused medications down the toilet. Drop off unused or expired medications (no needles or sharps, mercury, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters or illicit drugs).  Many substances are difficult to remove at Greeley’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, so disposal at the event is much safer.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Greeley Police Department, 2045 10th Street
  • Sam’s Club Parking Lot, 3247 23rd Avenue
  • University of Northern Colorado, 2045 10th Avenue (north parking lot)

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Materials such as batteries solvents, paints, pesticides and similar materials should not be disposed of in the trash, in the toilet or down the gutter and into storm drains.  It is open every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The North Weld County Household Waste Facility is located at 1311 N. 17th Avenue. 

Can’t Flush This

The only thing you should ever flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper. Here is a list of some of things to keep out of the toilet.
  • prescription and over the counter drugs
  • disposable diapers
  • tampons and tampon applicators
  • sanitary napkins
  • cotton balls and swabs
  • mini or maxi pads
  • condoms
  • cleaning wipes of any kind, even if it claims to be "flushable"
  • facial tissue
  • bandages and bandage wrappings
  • automotive fluids
  • paint, solvents, sealants and thinners
  • poisons and hazardous waste
  • Fats, oils and grease in sewer pipes cause sewer maintenance problems for property owners and the city. Never pour grease in your sink drain and try to use your garbage disposal less.

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1100 10th Street, Suite 300
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax

Water Conservation

970-336-4168 for Water Budget


Water 8am-5pm 970-350-9811
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
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Other Numbers

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