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National Drug Take Back | Saturday, October 26th

National Drug Take Back | Saturday, October 26th

By |October 9th, 2019|Event|

National Drug Take Back

Saturday, October 26th | 10 am to 2 pm in all locations (unless otherwise noted)

Protect your loved ones and the environment. Dispose of unwanted, unused or expired opioid prescriptions at a Drug Take Back event near you.


Skagit County

  • Burlington Grafton Park, 941 S Burlington Blvd
  • Concrete Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad St
  • La Conner Swinomish Police Dept., 17353 Reservation Rd
  • Sedro-Woolley United General Dist. 304, 1990 Hospital Dr

United General District 304 in partnership with local prevention coalitions and law enforcement will be taking back all prescription and over-the counter medications, including liquids and pet meds, are accepted in their original containers or in sealable bags. We cannot accept injection medications, syringes/lancets, illegal drugs – including cannabis, medical waste, vitamins, or batteries.

Free locking medication bags will be available for people to safely store any medicines that are left in the home and information about other community services.


Whatcom County

  • Whatcom – East Whatcom Regional Resource Center 8251 Kendall Rd |  October 12 | Hours:  10 AM – 1 PM
  • Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce 7900 Birch Bay Dr | October 13 | Hours:  10 AM – 1 PM

ACCEPTED: MEDICATIONS IN ANY DOSAGE FORM, EXCEPT FOR THOSE LISTED BELOW, IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINER OR SEALED BAG.*
*If transferring medications to a sealed bag, please be sure to recycle all remaining packaging.

NOT ACCEPTED: HERBAL REMEDIES, VITAMINS, SUPPLEMENTS, COSMETICS, OTHER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, MEDICAL DEVICES, INHALERS, AEROSOLS, PET PESTICIDE PRODUCTS, SHARPS, ILLICIT DRUGS, MERCURY CONTAINING THERMOMETERS AND IODINE-CONTAINING MEDICATIONS.

Whatcom Take Back Info
Whatcom Med Return

  • Mount Baker Service Area 7506 Kendall Rd. Maple Falls

Dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired opioids and other prescriptions at your local Take Back event or permanent drop off location. Clean out you cupboard and bring the medications to us at the North Fork Library. Drop it in the red box and we will deliver them to the DEA for proper disposal.

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San Juan Islands (5 permanent locations)

  • Friday Harbor Drug 210 Spring Street, Friday Harbor | Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM -5 PM, Sunday 10 AM-2pm PM
  • Ray’s Pharmacy 68 W Beach Rd. Eastsound | NO Controlled Substances collected. 360-376-2230
  • San Juan County Sheriff’s Office-San Juan Island 96 Second St. Friday Harbor |  Accepts Controlled Substances 24/7. 360-378-4151
  • Lopez Island Sheriff’s Substation
  • Orcas Island Sheriff’s Substation

The goal is to decrease the number of accidental poisonings occurring in the household due to unwanted medications. This can be due to medication mistakes due to excess unused medications, teenage abuse of opiates, and childhood poisoning due to accessible medications. Currently, accidental poisoning is the number one reason for accidental death in the state of Washington.

The Washington Poison Center phone number is 1-800-222-1222.

SJI Take Back Info