Dispose-A-Med Events

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will be hosting Dispose-A-Med events intermittently throughout the year. These events are offered free of charge thanks to a grant provided by the Department of Justice.

We WILL accept the following items:

  • Pills
  • Capsules
  • Caplets
  • Gel Caps
  • Medicated Patches

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Metal or glass inhalation aerosol bottles
  • Syringes
  • Epi-pens
  • Creams
  • Liquids
  • Diabetic test strips
  • Powders

For safety and confidentiality reasons, any items turned over for collection cannot be returned.  We do not accept drugs from commercial organizations. For information about the disposal of needles and syringes, please visit the Pima County Health Department website. Visit the site to also find a listing of permanent disposal locations.

Dispose-A-Med Bin Locations

Our Green Valley, Rincon, Foothills, San Xavier, Tucson Mountain, and Ajo stations offer a drop-off bin for unused prescription drugs and over the counter medications. These bins are accessible Monday - Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Green Valley - 601 N. La Canada Dr.
(520) 351-6711

Rincon - 8999 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
(520) 351-4511

Foothills - 7300 N. Shannon Rd.
(520) 351-6311

Ajo - 1249 Ajo Well Rd.
(520) 387-8511

San Xavier - 2545 E. Ajo Way.
(520) 351-3888

Tucson Mountain6261 N. Sandario Rd.
(520) 351-3811

2024 Schedule

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Walmart Supercenter
    7635 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Additional dates will be posted throughout the year.  Please check this page a few days before any event to get the most current information. 

 Below are flyers to help explain the proper methods for medication disposal.