Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26

Please join the Los Alamos Public Schools, the Los Alamos Police Department, and Nambe Drugs as they participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 26. 

Drug Take Back Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. 

The Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019 was a huge success with approximately 104.6 pounds of prescription drugs collected in Los Alamos. 

You can help prevent misuse by securing your medications or by disposing of unused prescriptions at the participating locations listed below. 

Drop off locations: 

  • Los Alamos Police Department in the North parking lot off Central Avenue from 10 am – 2 pm (or 24/7 by taking them inside the station after Take Back Day) 
  • Nambe Drugs at 111 Central Park Square from 9 am – 1 pm (or during their normal business hours after Take Back Day) 

For those wanting to dispose of unused prescription drugs but are unable to visit a Take Back location, contact Brandi Seekins ( or Kristine Coblentz ( for a Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, a drug disposal pouch that provides an easy way for people to deactivate and dispose of unused, expired or unneeded medications in their own home. 

For more information, please contact: 

Brandi Seekins

LAPS Prevention Support Specialist



Kristine Coblentz

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative Director