Dispose-A-Med (Medication Disposal)

Dispose-A-Med is an environmentally-friendly alternative to safely dispose of your unused medications to protect our environment; protect children, pets and wildlife; and prevent potential prescription abuse.

What’s Accepted:

  • Expired/unused/unneeded prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter meds
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Vitamins
  • Veterinarian prescribed meds

What’s NOT Accepted:

  • Liquids
  • Cremes
  • Inhalation/aerosol bottles
  • Sharps
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Batteries

Permanent Dispose-A-Med Boxes (open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday)

Tucson Police Department

  • Southside Santa Cruz Substation
    4410 S. Park Ave.
  • Westside Police Service Center
    1310 W. Miracle Mile
  • Midtown Substation
    1100 S. Alvernon Way
  • Downtown Main Station
    270 S. Stone Ave.
  • Eastside Rincon Substation
    9670 E. Golf Links Rd.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department

  • Green Valley*
    601 N. La Cañada Dr.
  • Rincon
    8999 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • Foothills
    7300 N. Shannon Rd.
  • Ajo
    1249 Ajo Well Rd.
  • San Xavier**
    2545 W. Ajo Way
  • Tucson Mountain*
    6261 N. Sandario Rd.

South Tucson Police Department

  • Police Dept.***
    1601 S. 6th Ave.

* closes at 4 p.m.
** closes at 4:30 p.m.
*** closes from noon to 1 p.m.

Walgreens (Open 24 hours)
  • Golf Links & Kolb
    7111 E. Golf Links Rd.
  • Grant & Swan
    4685 E. Grant Rd.
  • Irvington & Campbell
    1880 E. Irvington Rd.
  • Ina & Thornydale
    3800 W. Ina Rd.

Additional Information:

The program was formed in 2009 to protect public health and safety, and promote protection of the environment and preservation of groundwater quality through safe collection and disposal of unwanted medications and personal care products. Partners include the Pima County Health Department, the City of Tucson, Tucson Water, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the Household Hazardous Waste Program, and other area organizations. Dispose-A-Med is free, safe, secure and confidential.

Drop off items labeled acid, flammable, caustic, poison, caution, toxic, danger, or warning at a Household Hazardous Waste site exiting Tucson Water website.