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Safe and Legal Medication Disposal

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Why Should We Be Concerned?

If kept in the medicine cabinet, unused or expired medications can fall into the wrong hands and lead to accidental poisoning or illegal use. But you shouldn?t just toss or flush them?if disposed of improperly, they can harm the environment.

  • 38% of childhood poisonings involve a grand parents medication
  • Most people who abuse prescription drugs get them from FREE from a friend or relative.
  • 1 in 5 teens admits to abusing pain pills

What Should We Do?

Dispose of your leftover medications at one of the sites listed below.

Safe and legal no cost disposal sites across the Panhandle:

Box Butte

Alliance City Police Department
Box Butte County Sheriff's Office
512 Niobrara
Alliance NE 69301

Alliance Community Pharmacy
315 Box Butte Avenue
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 629-1045


Dave's Pharmacy

223 Box Butte Ave

Alliance, NE 69301



Dave's Pharmacy
508 Niobrara Ave
Hemingford, NE 69348
(308) 487-5212

Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office
1000 10th Ave
Sidney NE 69162


Safeway Pharmacy
1930 Illinois St
Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-4531


Sidney Police Department
1715 Illinois St
Sidney, NE 69162

Western Drug Company
806 Illinois
Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-2032

Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services
825 Centennial Dr
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-0244


Dawes County Sheriff's Office
451 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69162
250 Main Street, Crawford, NE 69339


Petersen Drug Petersen Drug
1310 302 Main St
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-2400


Deuel County Courthouse
718 3rd Street
Chappell, NE 69129


Campbell Drug
311 Main St
Oshkosh, NE 69154
(308) 772-3333


Garden County Courthouse
611 Main St.
Oshkosh , NE 69154

Grant County Sheriff

(East side of Courthouse)
105 Harrison St
Hyannis, NE 69350
(308) 284-3641

Scotts Bluff

Bemis Drug Bemis Drug
129 S Chestnut St
Kimball, NE 69145
(308) 235-3936


Kimball County Sheriff
114 East 3rd St.
Kimball, NE 69145

Bayard Police Department
337 Main St
Bayard, NE 69334


Bridgeport Police Department
Morrill County Sheriff's Office
113 6th St
Bridgeport, NE 69336


Nein Pharmacy
1012 Main St
Bridgeport, NE 69336
(308) 262-1070

Gering Police Department
1025 "P" Street
Gering, NE 69341

Mitchell Police Department
1280 Center Ave
Mitchell, NE 69357


Scotts Bluff Police Department
1801 Ave B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 630-6261


Scottsbluff Sheriff's Office
1825 10th St # 5
Gering, NE 69341


2540 205 W 27th St
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-3296


Gering U-Save Pharmacy
1400 10th St
Gering, NE 69341
(308) 436-2181


Gordon City Police Department
311 1/2 N Oak Street
Gordon, NE 69343


Sheridan County Sheriff's Office
301 East 2nd
Rushville, NE 69360


Stockmen's Drug
116 N Main St
Gordon, NE 69343
(308) 282-1114

Sioux County Sheriff Department
409 Main St
Harrison NE, 69346



Disposal in Household Trash

If no medicine take-back programs or DEA-authorized collectors are available in your area, and there are no specific disposal instructions on the label, such
as flushing as described below, you can also follow these simple steps to dispose of most medicines in the household trash:

  1. Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds;
  2. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
  3. Throw the container in your household trash;
  4. Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container.

Updated January 18, 2021