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Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest growing drug problem. The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan incorporates action in four major areas to reduce prescription drug abuse: Education, Monitoring, Proper disposal, and Enforcement. -ONDCP Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis, 2011


  • Idaho Prescription Drug Abuse Handout. DOWNLOAD HERE!
  • What can YOU do to keep unused or expired mediations from loved ones?
    • Dispose of your unused or expired medications at a local drop-off location or by the FDA guidelines below
    • Lock your medications and inventory them frequently to deter youth, family, and friends from taking them
    • Educate yourself and others that the nonmedical use of prescription drugs is just as dangerous as illicit drug use


  • Walgreens Leads Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse in Idaho by disposing of your unused or expired medicationst. 06.09.16.Fact Sheet--Safe Medication Disposal and their Walgreens Flyer
  • The proper way of disposing needles, sharps, and syringes
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 22, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      The 11th Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was a success:

      Law enforcement agencies and community coalitions across Idaho organized to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's 11th Annual Take-Back Day initiative. According to the DEA's website, 447 tons of unwanted prescription medications were collected throughout the United States on April 30th. Of that total, the DEA reports 3,068 pounds were collected from Idaho. Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) funded community coalitions report making up approximately 47% of that amount with 1,456.51 pounds collected on the day of the event. See the full DEA report here

      Take back days and prescription medication drop boxes are important in curtailing the abuse of prescription medication by reducing access to unused, unwanted or expired medications. If you missed your local drug take-back day and need to dispose of prescription medications, find a drop box near you.


      Idaho Permanent Take-Back Locations

      If you do not see a local drop-off location listed below for your county, call your local police department or sheriff's office. Some departments will informally accept your unused and expired medications. Sharps, IV tubing, and infectious waste are not accepted.

      Ada County

      • Ada County Sheriffs Office – 7200 Barrister Dr Boise, ID 83704
        • Bin in Evidence Room Lobby, Hours: 8-4/M-F [Map]
      • Boise Police/City Hall West – 333 North Mark Stall Pl Boise, ID 83704
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]
      • Garden City Police Department – 301 East 50th St Boise, ID 83714
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]
      • Meridian Police Department -1401 East Watertower St Meridian, ID 83642
        • Bin in Secure Lobby Area, Hours: 8-4/M-F [Map]
      • Download Ada County Take-back Flyer

      Bannock County

      • Bannock County Sheriffs Office – 5800 S. 5th Avenue Pocatello, ID 83204
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]
      • Chubbuck Police Department - 5160 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83202 - 208-237-7172
        • Secure Monitored Hallway Off Public Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F, Can be Accessed 24/7/365 as well[Map]
      • Pocatello Police Department -911 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

      Bear Lake County

      • Bear Lake County Sheriffs Office- 50 N. Main Paris, ID 83261 - 208-945-2121
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8:30-5/M-F [Map]
      • Montpelier Police Department- 534 Washington Street Montpelier, ID 83254
        • Informal Collection at Station and Health Fair [Map]

      Bingham County

      • Blackfoot Police Department- 501 N. Maple Street Blackfoot, ID 83221
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

      Blaine County

      • Blaine County Sheriffs Office/Ketchum Police Department– 1650 Aviation Drive Hailey, ID 83333
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: M-Th/8-6 [Map]

      Bonner County

      • Sand Point Police Department – 1123 Lake Street Sandpoint, ID 83864
        • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-4/M-F [Map]

Bonneville County

Butte County

  • Butte County Sheriffs Office – 256 West Grand Avenue, Arco, ID 83213
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Canyon County

Caldwell Police Department – 110 South 5th Avenue - Caldwell, ID 83605

Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building - 820 2nd Street S, Nampa, ID - 83605 - Hours: 8-5/M-F 

Caribou County

  • Soda Springs Police Department – 159 E 2nd St. #1 Soda Springs, ID 83276
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Cassia County

  • Cassia County Sheriffs Department – 129 E 14th St Burley ID, 83318
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Elmore County

Franklin County

  • Preston Police Department – 70 West Oneida Preston, ID 83263
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 9-5/M-F [Map]

Fremont County

  • Fremont County Sheriffs Office – 146 North 2nd West St. Anthony, ID 83445
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Gem County

  • Emmett Police Department – 501 E. Main St. Emmett, ID 83617
    • Last Thursday of the month, Hours: 8-5 [Map]

Gooding County

  • Cottonwood Police Department - call 208-962-3231 to make arrangement for prescription drop-off
  • Gooding County Sheriffs Office – 624 Main St Gooding, ID 83330
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Idaho County

  • Grangeville Police Department – 225 W North St Grangeville, ID
    • Collection 24 hours/day [Map]

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County Sheriffs Office – 200 Courthouse Way Rigby,ID 83442
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Kootenai County

  • Kootenai County Sheriffs Office – 5500 N. Government Way Coeur d'Alene ID 83815
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: M-F/9-4[Map]
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Department - 3818 Schreiber Way Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
    • Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]
  • Post Falls Police Department - 1717 E. Polston Ave. Post Falls, ID 83854
    • Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]
  • Download Kootenai County Take-back Flyer

Latah County

  • Latah County Sheriff's Office - Kendrick City Park in front - Main Street & 6th Street, Kendrick, ID 83537
  • Moscow Police Department – 118 East 4th Street Moscow, ID 83843
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

Lemhi County

  • Lemhi County Sheriffs Office – 206 Courthouse Drive, Salmon ID 83467
    • Collection 24 hours/day [Map]

Lewis County

  • Lewis County Sheriffs Office – 510 Oak Street, Room 5 Nezperce ID 83543
    • Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]
  • Kamiah Marshalls Office – 507 Main St. Kamiah, ID
    • Hours: 24 hours [Map]

Madison County

Nez Perce County

  • Lewiston Police Department – 1224 F St. Lewiston, ID 83501
    • Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

Oneida County

  • Oneida County Sheriffs Office – 10 W. Court Street Malad City, ID 83252
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

Power County

  • Power County Sheriffs Office – 550 Gifford St American Falls, ID 83211
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

Teton County

  • Teton County Sheriffs Office – 230 N Main - Driggs, ID 83422
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

Shoshone County

  • Shoshone County Sheriffs Office – 717 Bank St. Wallace, ID 83873
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: M-F/8-5 [Map]

304 N. 8th Street
Borah Building, 4th Floor
Boise, Idaho 83720