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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!
  • Idaho Prescription Drug Abuse (tri-fold) Informational Guide. DOWNLOAD HERE!
  • 1 in 5 Idaho high school students have taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription. - 2011 Idaho YRBS
  • What many don't understand is that the misuse of prescription medications can be just as deadly as illicit drugs.
  • What can YOU do?
    • 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


Final Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collects 617,150 Pounds of Unwanted Medications from September 27, 2014

Over 600,000 pounds of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription medications were properly disposed of during the final Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, held September 27, 2014. DEA and its law enforcement partners provided 5,495 collection sites across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories, DEA Reports. Following the release of DEA’s recently published final rule on the disposal of controlled substances, the agency announced that this would be the last DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. After nine events, DEA has collected more than 4.8 million pounds of unwanted medication for safe and secure disposal.

NABP’s AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program encouraged consumer participation in DEA Take-Back Day events since they began in 2010. Going forward, the program continues to provide resources for methods of safe medication disposal and educational information about the importance of safe drug disposal. Consumers who were unable to participate in the DEA Take-Back Day can check the Get Local section of the AWARXE website for state-specific listings of prescription medication drop box locations. Note that some community drop box programs are unable to accept controlled substance medications for disposal.

DEA National Take-Back: Saturday September 27th 2014

  • Find a location site in Idaho near you
  • April 26, 2014, DEA’s state, local, tribal law enforcement and community partners, working at  more than 6,000  locations across all 50 states, collected 4.1 million pounds of prescription medications from members of the public. 

  • Idaho had 26 collection sites which resulted in 4,788 (2.4 tons) removed from circulation.

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.

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 - 5163 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83202
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [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
    • 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]

Bonneville County

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

  • Bonneville County Sheriffs Office/ Idaho Falls Police Department – 605 N Capital Ave Idaho Falls, ID 83402
    • Bin in Lobby, Hours: 8-5/M-F [Map]

Butte County

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

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

  • 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
    • Tuesday 1-3PM, Thursday 9-11AM [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

  • 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
    • Informal Collection at Station, Hours: M-F/8-5 [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]

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