Safe Disposal


    Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Greg Fabisiak, Environmental Integration Coordinator, Division of Environmental Health & Sustainability, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

    The Safe Disposal work group focuses on issues relating to the safe storage and disposal of prescription medications with the potential for misuse, abuse, or diversion.    

    The Safe Disposal work group’s goals for 2017-18 are to:

    • Establish at least one permanent collection site in each of Colorado’s 64 counties;
    • Continue engagement with Consortium staff and local agencies able to assist with the identification of prospective collectors in unserved counties;
    • Put partnerships and promotional strategies in place to effectively reach Colorado’s older adults;
    • Explore sharps disposal options in support of the medication take-back program;
    • Identify allowable options for the collection of medication from persons with limited mobility; and
    • Begin discussions of the need or ability to establish an in-state medication destruction facility.

    The Safe Disposal work group meets every other month (in person and by teleconference), with occasional exceptions. The current work group roster, most recent meeting minutes, and upcoming meeting schedule are available on the left-hand side of this page.

    Please contact us at for more information on the Safe Disposal work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.