Unused and Outdated Medicines
In November 2020, RCW 69.48 established Washington’s Safe Medication Return program (also known as the Drug Take-Back program).
Here is the link to the site that explains the program, and helps you search for the medication drop-off nearest you.
Please do not flush medications down the toilet, or dispose of them in the trash. Here is a list of items you can include in this program:
- Prescription medications
- Non-prescription (over-the-counter medications)
- Controlled substances (such as OxyContin, Ritalin)
- Pet medications
Items not included in medicine take back programs
There are many items that are not accepted in a medicine take back program. These include:
- Herbal remedies
- Personal care products
- Pet pesticide products
- Exposed sharps
- Illicit drugs
- Medicines from businesses