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Prescription and Over the Counter Medication Take Back Sites

Don't throw your unused prescription or over-the-counter medication in the garbage, or down the drain. You can quickly and easily drop off unused items in one of the permanent medication take-back boxes found at several sites in our counties.  These boxes are free for the public and simple to use.

Items accepted for drop off:

  • Unused prescription medicines
  • Prescription patches
  • Prescription ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication samples
  • Medication for pets


Platte County Sheriff's Office - 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Boone County Hospital- 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Genoa Community Hospital -24 hours a day 7 days a week

Colfax County Courthouse- The Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed on major holidays.

Schuyler Police Department- Monday to Friday 7 am to 8 pm.  

If these locations don’t work for you, a searchable database of take-back locations registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration can be found online at

Thank you for properly disposing of your unused medications.