Pills in hand

OVPD is participating in the DEA's National Take Back Day and hosting a Dispose-A-Med event on 4/24/21 from 10am - 2pm at the OVPD Magee substation (500 W. Magee Road). As a reminder, we do not accept liquids, sharps (including epi-pens), or inhalers. 


The Oro Valley Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), SOBER Project, Meth Free Alliance, Oro Valley Optimist Club, Golder Ranch Fire District and Pima County Wastewater invite Oro Valley citizens, businesses, churches and schools to join us and share information regarding drug awareness in our community. Together we can explore possible solutions and preventative measures to make our community safe, healthy and drug free.

This includes veterinarian medications and vitamins. Please keep all pills in their original containers. All the work is done for you! Please do NOT bring batteries or household hazardous waste. You can drop off any medications and it is completely anonymous.

We will no longer be accepting metal or glass inhalation aerosol containers, syringes, epi-pens or liquid medications. Medical businesses and doctors offices are not allowed to utilize this program for disposing medications.

The empty bottles are recycled. All of the pills and labels are incinerated with the help of the DEA.

Call (520) 229-5080 or email CRU@orovalleyaz.gov to find out about upcoming events.