Don't let chemicals soak into our ground water by throwing your unused drugs in the trash! Local law enforcement will be accepting them for disposal  Saturday the 26th!

The Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Palisade Police Department, and the Fruita Police Department have teamed up with the U.S. Departments Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to help us keep our families safe!

According to the MCSO website,

many Americans are not aware that medicines in their home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

The MCSO says, that prescription drug abuse in the U.S. has increased at alarming rate, along with the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses.

A majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. People often choose to flush them down the toilet or throwing them away in the trash, both of which are potential safety and health hazards.

Dispose of your unused drugs responsibly this Saturday (October 26th) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at any of these locations:

  • The Grand Junction Police Department (6TH Street and Ute Avenue),
  • Fruita Police Department (101 West McCune Avenue),
  • Palisade Town Hall (175 East Third Street),
  • and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (215 Rice Street.

A reminder that the Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility CAN take: needles and sharps, over-the-counter medications, pressurized or aerosol and mercury containing items Thursdays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE of charge to Mesa County residents.