Colorado, Other States Pass Drug Take Back Regulations

By: Stericycle

As 2019 comes to a close, we are continuing to monitor the final status of state legislation related to consumer drug take back programs.

Colorado passed Senate Bill 19-227 and is continuing to develop regulations around the bill. In its current form, the proposed rule would expand the household medication take back program to allow for safe collection and disposal of needles, syringes and other devises used to inject medication. In addition to sharps, the bill includes an opportunity to implement more mail-back envelopes and collection kiosks for the state’s existing drug take back program.

New York state also currently has a draft of proposed regulations around a statewide drug take back program, which you can find here. Comments are due Dec. 1, 2019. Additionally, Oregon is expected to start its rulemaking process in early 2020 for its recently passed statewide drug take back program.

Make an impact

Curious how you can stay compliant with new drug take back legislation, or interested in offering drug take back programs to your community in 2020? Stericycle Environmental Solutions can help with our safe medication disposal and drug take back compliance expertise.

Our medication collection kiosks and Seal&Send medication mail back envelopes are safe, convenient and sustainable options for consumers to dispose of their unused and/or expired drugs. Click here to learn more about our consumer drug take back solutions.