Drug Takeback - Washington

What to do with Leftover Medicines


Washington

Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

 

Take Back Your Meds

Take Back Your Meds provides a search tool for residents to search for medication collection programs by county, city, or zip code. Collection sites are located within police departments/law enforcement facilities and pharmacies. Take Back Your Meds is a Washington based organization that supports state-wide medication take-back efforts.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies across Washington. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

AWARxE

AWARxE lists police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

The American Medicine Chest Challenge

Use this interactive map tool to find medication take-back locations at law enforcement agencies in Washington. The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, in participation with local law enforcement, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The initiative organizes a nationwide day of pharmaceutical waste disposal on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country. Click here for a list of AMCC’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

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