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Don't Flush Your Drugs

Photo of pillsYou just cleaned up your medicine cabinet, and now you're left with a new problem. What to do with the unused or expired medication?  You might be inclined to flush the pills down the toilet or toss it in the trash.  But there is a better way to deal with it. Did you know that there are a few local options for safe and environmentally friendly disposal?

The following locations accept medications year-round at no cost:

Genoa Pharmacy in North Range Behavioral Health
1300 N. 17th Avenue
970-475-6016

Monfort Family Clinic
2930 11th Avenue
970-353-9403

Summit View Pharmacy
2001 70th Avenue #104
970-810-2000

UC Health Greeley Hospital Pharmacy
6767 W. 29th Street
970-652-2125

Walgreens Pharmacy
1013 11th Street
970-475-0554

National Drug-Take-Back Day occurs twice per year in April and October. The next event is scheduled for April 25, 2020.  Several locations are set up around Greeley and Evans, including a location at the Greeley Police Department.

PH07We can stop unused medications from getting into our water resources and reduce misuse by providing collection at secure, convenient sites and then properly disposing of the drugs as hazardous waste.

Flushing unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications pollutes our water and unintentionally exposes people, fish, and other wildlife to the chemicals in these medications.  Many wastewater treatment plants are not currently equipped to remove these chemicals from wastewater that is eventually discharged into nearby waterways.

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Ave, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax
water@greeleygov.com

Water Conservation

970-336-4134
970-336-4168 for Water Budget
conserve@greeleygov.com

Emergencies

Water 8am-5pm 970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
after hours970-616-6260

Other Numbers

billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
start or stop service970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
water taste or odor970-350-9324
water pressure970-350-9320
water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
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