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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!
  • 16% of Idaho high school students have taken a prescription drug without a doctor's prescription. - 2013 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


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - September 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 2 PM

Per Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications..

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 - 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]

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

  • 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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