John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax: 719-539-3648
Records: 719-539-2814
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
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The best way to safely dispose of most types of unused or expired medicines

Medicine take back options are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and nonprescription (for example, over the counter) medicines.

Before disposing of prescription medicines, be sure to remove all personal information on pill bottle labels and medicine packaging.  All of your medicines dropped off at the take back locations will be destroyed.

Some facilities and businesses are registered with the U.S. DEA to collect your unused or expired medicines.

These collection sites safely and securely gather and dispose of your unused or expired medicines, including those that contain controlled substances.


Locations in Chaffee County include

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office

641 W. 3rd St  Salida
(Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm, except holidays),

Salida Pharmacy and Fountain
137 F Street Salida

Buena Vista Drug Store
403 Hwy 24 S  Buena Vista